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VOL 4. 

NOS. 1-4 
JANUARY-OCTOBER, 1909 



SACRAMENTO 

W. W. SHANNON. - - STrPERINTBNDlINT STATB PRIMTINO 

1909 



California State Library 



News Notes 



California Libraries 



VOL 4. NO. 1 
JANUARY, 1909 



PROPOSED LIBRARY LEGISLATION 
FOR THE PRESENT LEGISLATURE 



SACRAMENTO 

■W. W. SHANNON. - - SUPERINTENDENT STATE PRINTINO 

1909 



CONTENTS. 



Page. 
PROPOSED LIBRARY LEGISLATION FOR THE PRESENT LEGIS- 
LATURE, WITH NOTES 3 

CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX— OCTOBER TO DECEMBER. 

1908 12 

CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES— INCLUDING LAW LIBRARIES 19 

Statistics for October, November and December, 1908 ; Extra news items, etc. 

DIRECTORY FOR LIBRARY SUPPLIES, ETC 78 

CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 82 

CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY 91 

Trustees, Staef, etc 91 

Law Department 91 

Sociological Depabtment, including the Legislative Reference 

Bureau 92 

Reference Department 92 

Catalog Department , 92 

California Department 93 

Extension Department 94 

Traveling libraries division ; Study club division ; Public libraries 
division ; Books for the blind division. 

State Publications Received During October, November and December 97 

Recent Accessions 102 



Issued quarterly for free distribution by the California State Library. 
All communications should be addressed to the Extension Department of the 
California State Library, Sacramento, California. 
Note. — Standing matter is set solid and new matter leaded. 



PROPOSED LIBRARY LEGISLATION FOR THE 
PRESENT LEGISLATURE, 



County Library Act. 

Librarians who have kept closely in 
touch with the development of their work 
as a factor in our general educational sys- 
tem have become conscious of a demand 
that books be supplied to the people of 
the county as well as to those of the town. 
For some years and in several states an 
attempt to fill this need has been made 
through state traveling libraries. These 
collections of books have supplied reading 
matter in a great number of districts 
where before their coming no opportunity 
to use library books existed. The work 
has been of importance ; but the inelas- 
ticity of the system, the great expense of 
shipping from and to a center in a state 
of California's dimensions, the inability 
of readers to visit the library and make 
selections of books suitable to personal 
needs, makes it plain that some more ade- 
quate plan should be hit upon at least for 
the more populous districts. The travel- 
ing libraries may still very wisely be sent 
to outlying and scatteringly settled sec- 
tions of the state. During the past ten 
years a few counties in different states of 
the Union, namely, Ohio, Maryland, Ore- 
gon and more recently California, have 
established what is known as county 
libraries which serve the county residents 
after the model offered in the larger cities 
with their central library, branch reading 
rooms and deposit stations. Such plans 
have been found highly satisfactory in 
bringing to those living in even the re- 
inoter districts affected many of the priv- 
ileges of reading and study enjoyed by 
city dwellers. The only surprising thing 
is that so far no state has seen the wis- 
dom of encouraging by proper legislation 
a much wider adoption of the county 
library system. California has the dis- 
tinction of proposmg in the following 
measure known as Assembly Bill No. 196 
a plan which will point out clearly to 
the people of each county how the educa- 
tional and recreative advantages of a 
library may best be attained. 

The proposed law is so worded that the 
county supervisors may of their own 
motion establish such a system, or one 
fourth of the qualified voters of the 
county seeing the need of library facilities 



may compel its adoption. Towns and 
cities already having libraries are not 
forced to become a party to the county 
organization ; though they will probably 
want to do so in order to enjoy the bene- 
fits of the larger collection of books and 
more adequate service made possible by 
a united maintenance fund. The act con- 
templates the selection of some city 
library already organized as the center of 
the system and provides that such library 
may under proper conditions receive the 
county library funds and, throwing its 
collection open to the use of the whole 
county, expend them for the benefit of 
all. It may be mentioned that without 
waiting for a specific act but under the 
provisions of the general library law the 
board of county supervisors and the city 
library trustees of Sacramento have 
entered into a contract such as is men- 
tioned above and the results are highly 
satisfactory. 

The wisdom of making three members 
of the board of supervisors a committee of 
general supervision for the county library, 
instead of selecting private citizens for 
this work, is obvious when one considers 
that the former have influence and a vote 
in the distribution of the county funds. 
The committee selects the librarian who 
is then responsible for the work. In order 
that the system, however, may be effective 
it is necessary that it be directed by some 
one who has made library work his busi- 
ness ; hence the law requires that the 
county librarian be a person of known 
executive and educational ability along 
the special lines of library organization, 
administration and service. His tenure of 
office is made reasonably sure and he is 
left free to devote himself entirely to the 
business for which he was appointed. 

The main purpose of the act is the 
further welding together of the separate 
and distinct library units of the state into 
such a well articulated and smoothly 
working system that the book needs of 
every citizen may be promptly filled, that 
the rare or required book wherever fovmd 
may go without delay where it will be of 
use. To thai end the state librarian as 
the head of the organization is given 
powers of general supervision similar to 
those exercised so effectively in the case 



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of the superintendent of public instruction 
over tlie scliools, the autliority to call for 
annual reports and statistics, and to call 
conventions of county librarians for the 
purpose of discussing better methods of 
work and of service. Such a plan will 
not only bring reading matter to the 
adults of the county but will also be of 
immeasurable benefit in making the school 
children acquainted with libraries, in fur- 
nishing them loooks which will more ade ■ 
quately supplement their courses of study 
and in encouraging in them habits of 
reading and study which will enable them 
to continue their education long after 
their school days have ended. 

AN ACT 

To Pbovide County Libeaey Systems. 

The people of the State of California, 
represented in senate and assembly, do 
enact as follows: 

Section 1. The boards of supervisors 
of the several counties shall have power 
to establish and maintain, within their 
counties, county library systems in the 
manner and with the functions prescribed 
in this act. 

Sec. 2. The boards of supervisors of 
any county may establish and maintain 
such a county library system of their 
own motion ; but they shall be obliged to 
establish such a system, and to make rea- 
sonable provision for its maintenance, 
within one year after they have been 
requested to do so in a petition signed by 
not less than one fourth of the electors 
whose names are on the great register in 
force on the day when such petition is 
filed with the said county board. 

Sec. 3. Within thirty days after an 
ordinance establishing a county library 
has been passed, the city board of trus- 
tees, common council, or other legislative 
body of any incorporated city or town in 
the county, having a public library, may 
notify the board of supervisors that such 
city or town does not desire to participate 
in the countj' library system, and there- 
after such city or town and its inhabitants 
shall not be entitled to the benefits of 
such county library system, and the prop- 
ertj' within such city or town shall not 
be taxed for county library purposes. 
But such notice may at any time be with- 
drawn by such city or town. 

Sec. 4. The county library shall be 



under the general supervision of a com- 
mittee of three selected annually by the 
county board of supervisors from among 
its own members. The said committee 
shall elect a county librarian, who shall 
hold office for the term of four years, sub- 
ject to prior removal for cause, after a 
hearing, by the library committee. The 
cause of such removal, together with all 
proceedings therefor, shall be spread 
upon the minutes of such committee. The 
said county librarian need not be a resi- 
dent of the county nor a citizen of the 
State of California at the time of his elec- 
tion. Prior to entering upon the duties 
of his office, such county librarian shall 
file with the county clerk the usual oath 
of office and a bond, conditioned upon the 
faithful performance of his duties, with 
sufficient sureties, approved by a judge 
of the superior court, in such sum as may 
be determined by the county board. 

Sec. 5. No person shall be eligible for 
the office of county librarian, unless he 
has received, prior to his election, from 
the state librarian, or from the librarian 
of the University of California, or the 
Leland Stanford Jr. University, a certifi- 
cate to the effect that in the opinion of 
such librarian he is well qualified for the 
office. If at any time there shall be estab- 
lished by law in this state a system of 
certification of qualified librarians, each 
county librarian elected thereafter for a 
first term must hold a proper certificate 
provided by such system, in place of the 
certificate above mentioned in this section. 
The salary of the county librarian shall 
be fixed by the county board of super- 
visors prior to his election at not less than 
the salary provided by law for the county 
superintendent of schools. He shall also 
be allowed his actual and necessary ex- 
penses incurred in traveling on the busi- 
ness of his office. 

Sec. 6. The library committee ap- 
pointed by the county board of super- 
visors, as aforesaid, shall have power to 
make general rules and regulations regard- 
ing the policy of the county library, and 
to determine the number and kind of 
employees of such library. But the 
appointment and dismissal of such em- 
ployees, and the management of the busi- 
ness of the library, including the deter- 
mination of what books shall be purchased, 



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shall be entirely within the power of the 
county librarian. 

Sec. 7. The county librarian shall, 
subject to the general rules adopted by 
the library committee, build up and man- 
age, according to accepted principles of 
library management, a library for the use 
of the people of the county. He shall 
cooperate in every expedient manner with 
the librarians of other public libraries 
within the county, including the county 
law library, and render such assistance 
to all as will tend to increase their effi- 
ciency, and may establish delivery stations 
and branch libraries within the county. 
For this purpose, he may employ such 
assistants as may be authorized by the 
library committee ; provided, that where 
such services are rendered to a library 
belonging to any municipal corporation 
not taxed for the county library system, 
such services shall be paid for at a fair 
rate of compensation by such library, pay- 
able into the county librarj- fund estab- 
lished by this act. 

Sec. S. The county library systems of 
the state shall be under the general super- 
vision of the state librarian, who shall 
from time to time, either personally or by 
one of his assistants, visit the libraries in 
each county and inquire into their condi- 
tion. The actual expenses of such visits 
shall be defrayed out of the state library 
fund. The state librarian may annually 
call a convention of county librarians, to 
assemble at such time and place as he 
shall deem most convenient, for the dis- 
cussion of questions pertaining to the 
supervision and administration of the 
public libraries, the laws relating thereto, 
and such other subjects affecting the wel- 
fare and interest of the county libraries 
as shall properly be brought before it. It 
is hereby made the duty of all the county 
librarians to attend and take part in the 
proceedings of such convention when it is 
called. The actual expenses of the county 
librarians attending the convention shall 
be paid out of the county library fund. 

Sec. 9. The county librarian shall on 
or before the fifteenth day of July in each 
year, report to the county board of super- 
visors on the condition of his library sys- 
tem for the year ending June 30th pre- 
ceding. Such reports shall, in addition to 
other matters deemed expedient by the 



county librarian, contain such statistical 
and other information regarding the 
county library system as may be deemed 
desirable by the state librarian. For this 
purpose the state librarian may send to 
the several county libraries instructions or 
question blanks, so as to obtain the mate- 
rial for a comparative study of library 
conditions in the state. At the time of 
making his annual report, the county 
librarian shall send a copy thereof to the 
state librarian. 

Sec. 10. The county libraries estab- 
lished under this act shall be free to the 
use of the public; provided, that only resi- 
dents of the county outside of cities and 
towns not taxed for county library pur- 
poses shall have the privilege of drawing 
books therefrom for use outside of the 
rooms of the library. Persons violating 
any of the reasonable rules established by 
the library authorities may be excluded 
from the use of the library. 

Sec. 11. The county board of super- 
visors, after a county library has been 
established, shall annually levy in addi- 
tion to all other taxes levied by them, a 
tax for the purpose of purchasing prop- 
erty for and maintaining the county 
library. County bonds may be issued, in 
the manner prescribed in section 40SS of 
the Political Code, for the erection and 
equipment of library buildings and the 
purchase of land therefor. The county 
board of supervisors is authorized to re- 
ceive, on behalf of the county, any gift; 
bequest or devise for the county library. 
The title to all the property belonging to 
the county library shall be vested in the 
county. All funds of the county library 
system, whether derived from taxation or 
otherwise, shall be in the custody of the 
county treasurer. They shall constitute a 
separate fund, called the county library 
fund, and shall not be used for any pur- 
poses except those of the county library 
system. No money shall be paid out of 
the said county library fund, except on 
an order signed by the chairman of the 
library committee, and countersigned by 
the county librarian or his assistant. The 
said chairman shall sign no order upon 
the library fund, until a proper voucher 
for the claim upon Avhich such order is 
based is filed and until such claim has 
been duly audited and allowed by the 



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library committee. The fact that such 
claim has been audited and allowed shall 
be endorsed upon the voucher and attested 
by the signatures of at least two members 
of the committee. 

Sec. 12. Instead of establishing a sep- 
arate county library, the county board of 
supervisors may enter into a contract ac- 
cording to the provisions of this section 
with any city or incorporated town main- 
taining a free public library ; and the 
board of library trustees or other authori- 
ties in charge of such free public library 
of any such city or town is hereby author- 
ized to make such a contract. The said 
contract may provide that the public 
library of such city or town shall assume 
the functions of a county library Avithin 
the county with which such contract is 
made, as provided in this act. The county 
board of supervisors may agree to pay 
annually into the library fund of such 
city such sum as may be agreed upon. 
Either party to such contract may ter- 
minate the same by giving six months' 
notice of intention to do so. 

Sec. 13. After a county library sys- 
tem has been established, it shall not be 
discontinued except by the two thirds vote 
of the electors of the county voting at a 
special election called for the sole purpose 
of determining whether such library shall 
be discontinued. Such election shall be 
carried on substantially in the manner 
now prescribed for the election on the 
issuing of county bonds. 

Sec. 14. All acts and parts of acts 
inconsistent with this act are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Teachers' Institutes and Library 
Funds. 

A little thought will convince all con- 
cerned that transferring — at the option of 
the county superintendent — the teachers' 
library and fund to the county library will 
be of great benefit ; the money will still 
go towards the building up of a profes- 
sional collection of books and the teacher 
will furthermore have access to the books 
on many related subjects found in the gen- 
eral library which he could not hope, with 
limited funds, to put on his own shelves. 
No one is more conscious than the teacher 
of the necessity, when best results are 
expected, of ready access to a large, well 
selected store of reading matter not only 
for himself but also for his charges. This 



measure then is clearly a step towards 
more perfect organization and worthier 
results ; it has the support of the Superin- 
tendent of Public Instruction, as in fact 
do all the bills introduced this session 
which effect library and school interests. 

AN ACT 

To Amend Section 1565 of the Polit- 
ical Code, Referring to Teachers' 
Institute and Library Funds. 

The people of the State of California, 
represented in senate and assembly, do 
' enact as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1565 of the Polit- 
ical Code is hereby amended by adding at 
the end thereof a new sentence, so as to 
make the section read as follows : 

Section 1565. Except for a temporary 
certificate, and except as provided in sub- 
division second of section one thousand 
five hundred and three of the Political 
Code, every applicant for a teachers' cer- 
tificate, or for the renewal of a certificate, 
upon presenting his application, shall pay 
to the county superintendent a fee of two 
dollars, to be by him immediately depos- 
ited with the county treasurer, to the 
credit of a fund to be known as the 
teachers' institute and library fund. All 
funds so credited shall be drawn out only 
upon the requisition of the county super- 
intendent of schools upon the county aud- 
itor, who shall draw his warrant in pay- 
ment of the services of instructors in the 
county teachers' institute ; provided, they 
be not teachers in the public schools of the 
county in which such institute is held ; 
and for the purchase of books for a 
library for the use of the teachers of the 
county. At least fifty per cent of the 
teachers' institute and library fund shall 
be expended for books. The county super- 
intendent shall take charge of the teach- 
ers' library, prepare a catalog of its 
contents, and keep a correct record of 
books taken therefrom and returned there- 
to. Whenever in a county there is a 
county library, the county superintendent 
may transfer to such county library the 
books and other property and the funds 
available for books under this section, 
and thereupon the county library shall 
administer the teachers' library as part 
of itself, but all funds received from the 
county superintendent shall be expended 



PROPOSED LEBRART LEGISLATION. 



exclusively for the purchase and mainte- 
nance of books of professional interest to 
teachers. 

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts in- 
consistent with this act are hereby re- 
pealed. 

School Libraries. 

School libraries which according to the 
provisions of this act become a part of 
the county library system will lose noth- 
ing tliereby. The teacher already with 
more duties than time to fill them will be 
relieved of the work and care incident to 
organizing and caring for a collection of 
books ; the pupils will not only be given 
the help of an attendant who is skilled to 
some degree in library methods but they 
will also be given access to the stores of 
books contained in the central county 
libi-arj'. By judicious circulation and 
shifting the books at any one branch need 
never become stale to its readers ; and the 
school itself because of the branch library 
which serves the whole community will 
increase in importance and interest, will 
become more fully the center of intellec- 
tual life of the district. This act like the 
preceding one looks toward a concentra- 
tion of library activity and funds and with 
the least waste and duplication to the 
supplying to each person, old or young, 
the reading matter that he needs. 

AN ACT 

To AiiEND Sections 1715 and 1716 of 

THE Political Code, Relating to 

School Libeaeies. 

The people of the State of California, 

represented in senate and assembly, do 

enact as follows: 

Section 1. Section 1715 of the Polit- 
ical Code is hereby amended to read as 
follows : 

Section 1715. Libraries may be main- 
tained under the control of the district 
board of trustees or city board of educa- 
tion, and in such case shall be open to 
the use of the teachers, pupils and all resi- 
dents of the district. Wherever practica- 
ble, the library shall be kept open during- 
vacation and non-school days. Whenever 
the county in which a district is situated, 
shall maintain a county library, the board 
of school trustees or city board of educa- 
tion may agree with the proper authori- 
ties of such county to make the school 
library a branch of such county library. 



In such event, such board of school trus- 
tees or city board of education shall turn 
over the books and other property of the 
district library to the county library, and 
shall annually transfer to such county 
library its library fund, as soon as it is 
available, to be kept and expended as 
other funds of such county library are. 
The said county library shall thereupon 
make such district library a branch 
library, managed and maintained accord- 
ing to the rules and regulations estab- 
lished by the authorities of the main 
library. 

Sec. 2. Section 1716 of the Political 
Code is hereby amended so as to read as 
follows : 

Section 1716. The board of school 
trustees of a district maintaining its own 
library shall have power to appoint a 
teacher or other proper person librarian 
of the district library. It shall be the 
duty of such librarian, to manage such 
library as efficiently as possible, and 
whenever expedient request the advice and 
assistance of some person experienced in 
the art of managing libraries. Whenever 
a district library shall have become a 
branch library as provided in section 1715 
of this code, the provisions of sub-section 
2 of section 1712, and of section 1717 of 
this code shall not apply to them ; but in 
all such cases the county, or city, or 
county and city, superintendent of schools 
may draw a warrant for the whole 
amount of the district library fund, pay- 
able to the proper authorities of the 
county library, upon the filing with him 
of a copy of the resolution of the board 
of trustees of the district, or city board 
of education, embodying the agreement 
made with such county library, which 
copy shall be duly certified as correct by 
the clerk of the district, or other proper 
officer. 

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts in- 
consistent with the provisions of this act 
are hereby repealed. 

Public Libraries Act. 

In the light of the past eight years' ex- 
perience certain clianges seem wise in the 
Public Libraries Act which was approved 
March 23, 1901. Local conditions vary so 
widely that a tax levy bringing in a suffi- 
cient income in one section may not be 
sufficient in another. In general it is best 



NEWS NOTES OP CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES. 



to leave as far as possible to local judg- 
ment the fixing of the amount of money 
which may be expended for educational 
purposes. No library has ever yet found 
itself embarrassed by an overly large in- 
come ; most libraries, on the other hand, 
are sadly hampered in fulfilling their mis- 
sion because of too limited funds. Hence 
it seems best to repeal the tax limit sec- 
tion of the act and leave the whole matter 
to be settled according to local need. 

The indeflniteness of the method for 
the disbursement of the library fund has 
caused some confusion which by the pro- 
posed amendment is instantly dispelled. 
The board of library trustees which is 
responsible for the management of the 
librarj' should also be solely responsible 
for its funds. The change which fixes the 
matter of disbursement of funds upon the 
library board and upon no other depart- 
ment of municipal government prevents 
misunderstanding. 

AN ACT 

To Amend an Act Approved March 23, 
1901, AND Entitled "An Act to 
Provide for the Establishment 
AND Maintenance of Public Libra- 
ries Within Municipalities." 

The people of the State of California, 
represented in senate and assembly, do 
enact as follows: 

Section 1. An act approved March 
23, 1901, and entitled "An act to provide 
for the establishment and maintenance of 
public libraries within municipalities" is 
hereby amended by changing sections 
seven, eight, and striking out sections 
thirteen and fourteen thereof, so as to 
make said act read as follows : 

Section 1. Tlie common council, board 
of trustees, or other legislative body of 
any incorporated city or town in the State 
of California, may, and upon being re- 
quested to do so by one fourth of the elec- 
tors of such municipal corporation in the 
manner hereinafter provided, must, by 
ordinance, establish in and for said munici- 
pality a public library ; provided, there be 
none already established therein. 

Sec. 2. The request referred to in the 
preceding section may be by a single peti- 
tion, or by several petitions ; provided, 
that such several petitions be substan- 
tially in the same form, and that such 
single petition has, or such several peti- 
tions in the aggregate have, the signatures 
of the requisite number of electors. 



Sec. 3. Such public library shall be 
managed by a board designated as the 
board of library trustees, consisting of five 
members, to be appointed by the mayor, 
president of the board of trustees or other 
executive head of the municipality, by 
and with the consent of the legislative 
body of said municipality. Such trustees 
shall severally hold oiEce for three years, 
serving without compensation ; provided, 
that the members of the first board ap- 
pointed shall so classify themselves by lot 
that one of their number shall go out of 
office at the end of the current fiscal year, 
two at the end of one year thereafter, and 
the other two at the end of two years 
thereafter. Men and women shall be 
equally eligible to such appointment, and 
vacancies shall be filled by appointment 
for the unexpired term in the same 
manner. 

Sec. 4. Boards of library trustees shall 
meet at least once a month at such 
times and places as they may fix by reso- 
lution. Special meetings may be called at 
any time by three trustees, by written 
notice served upon each member at least 
three hours before the time specified for 
the proposed meeting. A majority of the 
board shall constittite a quorum for the 
transaction of business. Such boards 
shall appoint one of their number presi- 
dent, who shall serve for one year and 
until his successor is appointed, and in 
his absence shall select a president pro 
tern. Such boards shall cause a proper 
record of their proceedings to be kept. 

Sec. 5. Boards of library trustees shall 
have power : 

First — To make and enforce all rules, 
regulations and by-laws necessary for the 
administration, government and protection 
of the libraries under their management, 
and all property belonging thereto. 

Second — To administer any trust de- 
clared or created for such libraries, and 
receive by gift, devise, or bequest and 
hold in trust or otherwise, property sit- 
uated in this state or elsewhere, and 
where not otherwise provided, dispose of 
the same for the benefit of such libraries. 

Third — To prescribe the duties and 
powers of the librarian, secretary and 
other officers and employees of any such 
libraries ; to determine the number of and 
appoint all such officers and employees, 
and to fix their compensation, which said 



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oflBcers and employees shall hold their 
offices or positions at the pleasure of said 
boards. 

Fourth — ^To purchase necessary books, 
journals, publications and other personal 
property. 

Fifth — To purchase such real property, 
and erect or rent and equip, such build- 
ings or building, room or rooms, as may 
be necessary, -when in their judgment a 
suitable building, or portion thei'eof, has 
not been provided by the legislative body 
of the municipality for such libraries. 

Sixth — To require the secretary of state 
and other state officials to furnish such 
libraries with copies of any and all re- 
ports, laws and other publications of the 
state not otherwise disposed of by law. 

Seventh — To borrow books from, lend 
books to and exchange the same with other 
libraries, and to allow non-residents to 
borrow books upon such conditions as they 
may prescribe. 

Eighth — To do and perform any and all 
other acts and things necessary or proper 
to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Sec. 6. Boards of library trustees 
shall, on or befox-e the last day of July in 
each year, make a report to the legislative 
body of their municipality, giving the con- 
dition of the library on the thirtieth day 
of June preceding, together with a state- 
ment of their proceedings for the year 
then ended, and forward a copy thereof to 
the state library at Sacramento. 

Sec. 7. The legislative body of any 
municipality in which a public library has 
been established in accordance with this 
act, shall in making the annual tax levy 
and as part thereof, if the maintenance of 
the library has not been otherwise pro- 
vided for, levy a tax for the pui-pose of 
maintaining such library and purchasing 
property necessary therefor, which tax 
shall be in addition to other taxes, the 
levy of which is permitted in the munici- 
pality. 

Sec. 8. The revenue derived from said 
tax, together with all money acquired by 
gift, devise, bequest, or otherwise, for 
the purposes of the library, shall be 
apportioned to a fund to be designated 
the library fund, and be applied to the 
purposes herein authorized. If such pay- 
ment into the treasury should be incon- 
sistent with the conditions or terms of 



any such gift, devise, bequest, the board 
shall provide for the safety and preserva- 
tion of the same, and the application 
thereof to the use of the library, in ac- 
cordance with the terms and conditions of 
such gift, devise or bequest. Payments 
from this fund shall be made upon war- 
rants issued after due audit by, and an 
order from, the library trustees, which 
warrants shall be signed by the president 
and secretary of said board of library 
trustees. The treasurer of the munici- 
pality shall pay such warrants without 
any further order or warrant from any 
other authority. 

Sec. 9. Every library established un- 
der this act shall be forever free to the 
inhabitants and non-resident taxpayers of 
the municipality, subject always to such 
rules, regulations and by-laws as may be 
made by boards of library trustees ; and 
provided, that for violations of the same 
a person may be fined or excluded from 
the privileges of the library. 

Sec. 10. Boards of library trustees and 
the legislative bodies of neighboring munic- 
ipalities or boards of supervisors of 
the counties in which public libraries are 
situated, may contract for lending the 
books of such libraries to residents of 
such counties or neighboring municipali- 
ties, upon a reasonable compensation to 
be paid by such counties or neighboring 
municipalities. 

Sec. 11. The title to all property ac- 
quired for the purposes of such libraries, 
when not inconsistent with the terms of 
its acquisition, or otherwise designated, 
shall vest in the municipalities in which 
such libraries are, or are to be, situated, 
and in the name of the municipal corpora- 
tions may be sued for and defended by 
action at law or otherwise. 

Sec. 12. An act entitled "An act to 
establish free public libraries and read- 
ing rooms, approved April twenty-six, 
eighteen hundred and eighty, is hereby re- 
pealed ; provided, that as to existing libra- 
ries this act is to be deemed a continua- 
tion thereof, and such libraries shall be 
governed hereby accordingly ; provided, 
however, that this act shall have no appli- 
cation to any library established or gov- 
erned by the provisions of a city charter, 
and the provisions of any city charter 
shall in no manner be affected by this act. 



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Sec. 13. Any ordinance establishing a 
library adopted under the provisions of 
section one of this act may be repealed by 
the body which adopted the same upon 
being requested to do so by one fourth of 
the electors of such municipal corpora- 
tions, in the manner provided in section 
two of this act, and upon the repeal of 
such ordinance such library shall be dis- 
established in such municipal corporation. 

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts in- 
consistent with this act are hereby modi- 
fied in accordance with this act. 



School of Library Training. 

The school established to give some 
special sort of professional or trade train- 
ing has become a deservedly fixed insti- 
tution in the commonwealth. For many 
j^ears the state has been spending its 
money to train lawyers, doctors, teachers, 
engineers, mechanics and farmers : such 
expenditure has been considered alto- 
gether worth while because it enables the 
young man and the young woman to get 
his education at home, because it keeps 
at home money which would otherwise 
have been spent for training abroad and 
because it enables communities and insti- 
tutions in the state to have a personal 
knowledge and acquaintance with the pro- 
fessional man or woman whose services 
they may require. 

For all of these reasons money cannot 
be better expended in an educational way 
than in the establishment of a school in 
which to train the state's library workers. 
So long ago as 1889 the state of New York 
began the pioneer work of training libra- 
rians and its students have been called to 
posts of duty in every section of the 
United States. Foreign countries send 
their young men and women to the state 
school at Albany and like her sister states, 
California too has sent her proportion. 
Later the state of Illinois established such 
a school ; but even Illinois is too far to 
require a resident of this state to travel 
before he can get instruction in his future 
occupation. From a monetary standpoint 
alone the saving in traveling expenses 
would make a library school worth while. 
But when one considers the necessity of 
the library in our present scheme of edu- 
cation the need assumes much larger pro- 
portions. California and the Pacific coast 
require more and better librarians and 
they ought to give their own citizens a 
more even chance to compete with the 
trained workers of other stales. 



AN ACT 

To Provide fob a School of Libhaey 
Training. 

The people of the State of California, 
represented in senate and assembly, do 
enact as follows: 

Section 1. The board of trustees of 
the state library are hereby authorized to 
establish a school of library training. 

Sec. 2. The sum of seven hundred 
dollars a month shall be set aside out of 
the fees received each month by the secre- 
tary of state and constitute a fund for the 
purposes of this act, to be disbursed by 
the board of trustees of the state library 
in the same manner as the state library 
fund is disbursed. 

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts in 
conflict with this act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect im- 
mediately. 

State Library Fund. 

The work already begun by the State 
Library can not be effectively carried on 
without a larger maintenance fund. At 
the present time each department of the 
library is in need of more assistants ; the 
people of the state are asking that library 
activities be fostered, that information, 
books and collections of books be sent 
them for study and recreation : the State 
Library is willing to do all in its power 
to answer all such calls but feels that if 
satisfactory progress is to be made a, 
more adequate income must be assured. 
It is imperative that the library be en- 
abled to buy the books required by its 
users. It is no exaggeration to say that 
the California State Library is doing more 
effective work on a comparatively smaller 
income than any similar institution in this 
country. Such is an enviable record and 
one that, for the benefit of the people and 
for the reputation of the state as a leader 
in educational activities, ought to be main- 
tained. With increased demands, and 
newer lines of work to be developed this 
is scarcely possible unless a larger fund 
be found. 

The law department of the library has 
been heavily drawn upon during the past 
two and a half years. Many law subjects, 
owing to modern industrial and financial 
development, have been very copiously ex- 
panded ; in order to keep pace with such 
topics it is necessary to buy an increased 
number of volumes. As the foremost law 
library on the coast it is our duty to have 



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on the shelves all the books for which 
there is a legitimate demand. It is like- 
wise desirable that digests, synopses, book- 
lists on local subjects be prepared for the 
business men and attorneys of the state, 
that reviews of legislation and briefs be 
prepared for the use of state and munici- 
pal officers and that additions be made to 
the legislative reference staff to assure 
prompter and fuller service. 

The growing demand from students, 
debaters, high schools and study clubs for 
material covering their various fields of 
investigation and study makes larger ex- 
penditures for books in the general depart- 
ment of the library necessary. That these 
books once acquired and that some back 
accessions not yet fully dealt with may 
be put in readiness for use it is important 
that more assistants in the reference and 
catalog departments be employed. 

So far the library has been most fortu- 
nate in accumulating material relating to 
California history and development. Com- 
plete files of many of the more important 
newspapers have been collected and are 
consulted for information nowhere else 
obtainable, not only by our own citizens 
but by visitors who come across the conti- 
nent for that purpose. Californians have 
been generous in giving manuscripts, 
books, diaries, old maps, photographs, but 
time after time we see valuable material 
going from tlie original owners into pri- 
vate and out-of-state collections because 
we lack sufficient funds to purchase. 

Since the library entered into what is 
known as the extension phase of the work, 
gi-eat progress has been made in the 
library development of the state. The 
traveling collections of books have gone to 
every corner of the commonwealth and 
have furnished an intellectual stimulus to 
many communities which hitherto had 
been practically without reading matter. 
No fewer than thirty-five towns have been 
assisted in establishing public libraries 



and assistance has been given many others 
to make their collections of greater ser- 
vice to their users. The publication of the 
quarterly journal "News Notes of Califor- 
nia Libraries" has been of great service 
in keeping the libraries of the state in 
touch, in giving them new ideas and in 
enabling them to do their work more 
effectively. The blind persons of the state 
have been fui'nished with literature. The 
time has come when new books, especially 
for the traveling libraries, ought to be 
brought into the system ; the old ones 
have been widely read and despite con- 
stant repairs are becoming badly worn. 
In order to keep a reader's interest new 
collections should, from time to time, be 
made up. It is desired that the library 
may at least be permitted to keep the 
pace that has been struck. 

AN ACT 

Amending Section 2300 of the Polit- 
ical Code, Relating to the State 
LiBKAEY Fund. 

The people of the State of California, 
represented in senate and assemhly, do 
enact as follows: 

Section 1. Section 2300 of the Polit- 
ical Code is hereby amended so as to read 
as follows : 

Section 2300. Five thousand dollars of 
the fees collected by the secretary of state 
each month and paid by him into the 
state treasury shall constitute the state 
library fund. 

Sec. 2. So much of section 416 of the 
Political Code as is inconsistent with this 
act, and all other acts or parts of acts in- 
consistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall be in effect im- 
mediately. 



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CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX 

No* 2 

FOURTH QUARTER, 1908. 



The dates given indicate time of occur- 
rence. S 19 refers to publication in after- 
noon papers of same date and in the 
morning papers of the day following. 
When occurrence and publication ?ire not 
identical as to date, both dates are given, 
the latter date in [ ]. Months are ab- 
breviated as follows : 



January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

Accidents 

Pasadena 



Ja 

F 

Mr 

Ap 

My 

Je 



July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 



Jl 
Au^ 

S 

o 

N 
D 



building- collapses, O 19 

AUTOMOBILE 

Red Bluff, owned by George K. Millard, 

N 10 
Salinas, O 20 

EXPLOSIONS 

Crestmore, D 27 

Moffett, sawmill boiler, O 26 

Sonoma, O 15 

FERRYBOATS 

Ferryboat Berkeley crashes into pier, 

San Francisco Bay, D 6 
Ferryboats Oakland and Newark collide, 

San Francisco Bay, D 6 
Ferryboat Terba Buena goes ashore, 

San Francisco Bay, D 7 

RAILROADS 

S. P. engine and trolley car collide, Los 
Angeles, O 2 

STAGE 

Susanville, N 5 

STEAMSHIPS 

Modoc and Valletta collide in Sacra- 
mento River, D 13 

Norwood and Asuncion collide near 
Point Gorda, O 8 [O 10] 

STREET RAILWAYS 

Los Angeles, Sixth and Flower sts, N 7 

San Francisco, Union and Mason sts, 
O 15 

Washington and Powell sts, O 19 

Appropriations, Federal 

List of appropriations made for Cali- 
fornia by Congress, O 19 



Army 

Armories for state troops urged by 
Major Thomas Wilhelm, N 21 

Dodd, Lieutenant Edwin H. to be court- 
martialed, O 22 

Smith, Brig-Gen. Fred A., appointed to 
command of department of California, 
O 26 

• to be transferred from depart- 
ment of California, N 20 ^ 

New quarters planned at the Presidio, 
N 9 

New regiment to be recruited in San 
Francisco, O 30 

Weston, Gen. John F., to succeed Gen. 
Fred A. Smith, N 20 

Wilhelm, Maj. Thos., talks on California 
National Guard, N 28 

Aslie, Will 

Requests W. J. Bryan to remove Chair- 
man of Democratic State Central 
Committee John E. Raker, O 12 

Asiatic Exclusion League see Exclusion 

League, Asiatic 
Associated Oil Co. 

To construct pipe line from Sunset to 
Port Costa, D 10 
Bank Commissioners, Board of 

Makes report, O 19 
Bankers 
Want a sub- treasury in San Francisco, 
N 12 
Beatty, Chief Justice William H. 
Blames superior courts for delays, O 1 
Replies to Francis J. Heney, N 1 
Belmont School 
Has fire, O 3 
Biggy, Chief of Police William J. 
Drowned in San Francisco Bay, N 30 
Body found, D 15 
Boyle, Thomas F. 
Removed from presidency of San Fran- 
cisco Board of Education, D 29 
Briggs, Dr Wallace A. 
Suggests that experiments in tubercu- 
losis be made on condemned crim- 
inals, N 25 
Burk, Dr Frederic 
Makes charges against the State Board 

of Education, N 20 
Denies that he made charges, N 21 



CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX. 



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Burkhalter, Dennis 

Dies, D 2 
Burns, Col. James 
Promoting' a steamship line between 
Vancouver, San Francisco and Syd- 
ney, N 7 
Businessmen of Pacific Coast 
Meet in San Francisco, O 5 
Butters, Henry A. 

Dies, O 26 
California Fruit Growers' Convention 

Meets in Sacramento, D 1 
California Promotion Committee 

Meets in Los Angeles, N 14 
Chambers of Commerce 
Part of representatives return from 
Japan, N 30 
Claudianes, Peter 
Convicted and sentenced, D 23 
Admits guilt, D 24 
Clearing House Association 
General Committee discusses reorgan- 
ization of system, O 13 
Formed by state bankers, O 26 
Code, U. S. Indian Service Engineer W. H. 
Discusses work of Indian service, O 21 
Controller, State 
Makes report, D 15 

In Nye-Mattison suit for office, appel- 
late court decides in favor of Nye, O 2 
Supreme Court denies rehearing in Nye- 
Mattison contest for office, N 30 
Cook, Jesse B. 
Appointed Cliief of Police, of San Fran- 
cisco, D 23 
Cooper, Justice J. A. 

Blames lawyers for law's delay, O 12 
Cooper Medical College 

Affiliated with Stanford University, N 2 
Corporations 
Act enabling corporations to extend 
their existence declared unconstitu- 
tional, O S 
Creamery Operators Association 

Asks for stringent daiiT laws, N 14 
Criminals 
Dr W. A. Briggs suggests that experi- 
ments in tuberculosis be made on con- 
demned criminals, N 25 
Deaths 

Biggy, William J., drowned in San Fran- 
cisco Bay, N 30 
Burkhalter, Dennis, Sacramento, D 2 
Butters, Henry A., Berkeley, O 26 
Garber, Judge John, Berkeley, D 13 
Loud, Eugene F., San Francisco, D 19 
Spreckels, Claus, San Francisco, D 26 
Dennison, Harbor Commissioner Walter E. 
Scores San Francisco police judges, N 10 
Scores state wharfingers and collectors, 
O 15 



Dodd, Lieut. Edwin H. 
To be court-martialed, O 22 

Duque, J. Gabriel 

Of Panama, talks of Panama Canal, O 3 
Durnnell, Dr G. W. 
Indicted for land frauds, N 9 

Edison Electric Company 

May erect a large lighting plant to sup- 
ply Los Angeles beach towns, N 5 

Education, State Board of 

Burk, Dr F., makes charges against, 

N 20 

• denies that he made charges, N 21 

Teachers oppose change in membership 

of State Board of Education, O 10 

Elections 

Presidential electors will get $1000 for 

day's work, D 5 
Returns on California vote for President 

and Congressmen inade known, D 2 
Returns on vote upon amendments made 

known, D 5 

Exclusion League, Asiatic 

Has stormy meeting, O 18 

Federation of Labor of California 

Meets in San Jose, O 5 

Fires 

Belmont School, O 3 

Los Angeles, Broadway and Van Nuys, 
D 24 

Occidental Hotel destroyed, D 27 

Pacific Coast Syrup Co., D 30 

Pacific Railway building. West 

Fourth street, N 16 

San Francisco, American Can Company, 
O 30 

H. Levi building, N 3 

Pacific Coast Coal Co., O 5 

Sonora, O 16 [O 15] 

Fish 

Being planted in California streams by 
L'. S. government, N 3 

Foresters, Independent Order of 

Meets at Hollister, O 20 

Forestry 

San Francisco to have fifth district 
office of the U. S. Forest Service, D 5 

Francois, Joseph, Governor of Tahiti 

Leaves San Francisco, N 20 
Freemasons 

Grand Lodge of California convenes in 
San Francisco, O 13 
Garber, Judge John 

Dies, D 13 
Gillett, Gov. J. N. 

Praises_ state militiamen, N 14 
Good Roads Association of California 

Meets in Los Angeles, O 19 



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Graft prosecution, San Francisco 

Blake, B. A. S., found guilty of attempt- 
ing to bribe talesman, O 9 

confesses and implicates Ruef's 

attorneys, Frank Murphy and A. S. 
Newburgh, O 29 

Brown, Luther, indicted for bribery, D 2 
Heney shot by Maurice Haas, N 13 
Mass meeting at Dreamland pavilion, 

N 14 
Hiram Johnson, Mat Sullivan and J. J. 
Dwyer agree to take up the prosecu- 
tion, N 14 
Ruef asks for a change of venue, N 16 
found guilty of bribery, D 10 

sentenced to the penitentiary for 

14 years, D 27 

Mayor Taylor orders investigation of, 
N 10 

Grape-growers 

Reply to Commissioner of Internal Rev- 
enue, O 26 

Great Western Power Company 

Forms compact with Paciiic Gas and 

Electric Company, O 28 
Starts plant in operation, D 18 

Haniahara, IVIasanao 

Arrives in Los Angeles on tour of in- 
spection of U. S. for Japanese gov- 
ernment, O 1 

Harbor Commissioners, State Board of 

To build docks without bond issue, D 10 

Harriman, E. H. 

May purchase United Railroads in San 
Francisco, N 27 

Hatch, Jackson 

Found guilty of embezzlement, D 25 

Health, State Board of 

Report made, N 6 

Hearst, William R. 

Speaks in San Francisco, O 9 
Scored by Francis J. Heney, O 10 

HempI, Prof. George 

Discovers key to Etruscan inscriptions, 
D 26 

Heney, Francis J. 

Scores W. R. Hearst, O 10 

Replies to Chief Justice Beatty's de- 
fense of the Schmitz decision, O 31 

Makes second reply to Chief Justice 
Beatty, N 2 

Shot by Maurice Haas, N 13 

Hisgen, Thomas L. 

Speaks in San Francisco, O 9 

Hobson, Richmond P. 

Speaks in San Francisco, O 27 
Hollyday, Admiral R. C. 

Discusses navy yards on tlie Pacific 
Coast, O 17 



Howard, Prof. Burt E. 

Criticises disregard of the criminal law, 

N 8 

Immigration 

21 Chinese escape from immigration offi- 
cials, N 28 

"Inspector," new immigration steamer, 
launched, N 26 

Official investigation of substitution of 
Chinese, N 25 

Indian reservation 

May be established in Tuolumne County 
by government, O 24 

"Inspector" 

New immigration steamer launched, 
N 26 

Insurance Commissioner, State 

Makes report, N 17 

Internationa! Association of Sailing Ship- 
owners 

Dissolved, D 21 

Jaffa, Prof. M. E. 

Discusses state pure food law, O IS 

League of California IVIunicipalities 

Meets in Sacramento, N 17 

Libraries 

Anaheim, corner stone of Carnegie 

library building laid, N 21 
$10,000 Carnegie library building 

completed and accepted, D 21 
Berkeley, University of California, corner 

stone of $650,000 Doe library building 

laid, N 26 
California Library Association, meeting 

Third District, St. Helena, O 10 
• meeting Sixth District, Colton, 

O 19 
• meeting Fourth District, Fresno, 

O 22-23 
• meeting Fii'st District, Oakland, 

N 6 



N 13 



meeting Ninth District, Red Bluff, 

meeting Fifth District, Sacra- 
mento, N 21 

meeting Eighth District, Alturas, 



N 28 

meeting Second District, Los 

Gatos, D 12 

Claremont, Pomona College, $40,000 Car- 
negie building dedicated, N 16 

Colton Free Public Library informally 
opened to the public, N 16 

Lincoln, trustees let contract for Car- 
negie library building, O 27 

Los Angeles considering new library 
building, N 23 

Pacific Grove, Librarian Mrs May M. 
Colegrove resigns and Miss Elizabeth 
Jones, assistant, takes her place, D 1 



CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX. 



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Libraries — Continued. 
Pasadena Public Library opens a branch 

library in North Pasadena, N 4 
Redlands, A. K. Smiley Library begins 
publishing bulletin, N 21 

Scipio Craig leaves valuable ref- 
erence library to A. K. Smiley Library, 
N 22 

Redondo Public Library trustees ap- 
pointed, D 10 

trustees appoint Mrs N. F. 

Allison, librarian, D 24 

Richmond Public Library trustees vote 

?4000 per annum for support of the 

library, D 15 
Salinas Public Library trustees receive 

word that the $10,000 Carnegie gift is 

now available, O 21 

accept plans of Architect Jacob 

Lenzen for library building, O 28 

accept bid of W. B. Green for 



building Carnegie library, N 22 
San Francisco, Mechanics-Mercantile 
Library adds large musical depart- 
ment, D 13 

Public Library trustees accept 

McDougall Bros, plans for $30,000 
Branch No. 5 building, D 9 

San Leandro, library trustees receive 
additional gift of $2000 from Carnegie, 
N 26 

Santa Maria, corner stone of Carnegie 
library building laid, O 3 

Selma, Librarian Mrs Mary A. Freeland 
resigns and Miss Edith Staley is ap- 
pointed to the position, D 3 

South Pasadena, Carnegie increases his 
gift from $10,000 to $12,000, O 1 

Stockton, will of the late J. D. Peters 
gives Stockton Public Library $2500 
for religious books, N 18 
Llliuokalani, Queen 

Arrives in San Francisco, N 22 
Loomis, Francis B. 

Commissioner General to Tokio exposi- 
tion talks on Chinese markets, N 22 
Los Angeles 

Charter, movement to revise, N 10 

amendments submitted, N 24 

amendments to be voted upon 

February 2, N 27 
Clearing house report made, O 5 
Consolidation with San Pedro considered 

by council, N 9 
Fire, $250,000, Broadway and Van Nuys, 

D 24 

Occidental Hotel destroyed, D 27 

$200,000, Pacific Coast Syrup Co., 



D 30 



Pacific Railway building, N 16 



Jewish Home for Orphans established, 

O 8 
Library considering new building, N 23 



Los Angeles — Continued. 
Mass meeting against race tracks, D 27 
Mayor Harper brings libel suits against 
Evening Express and City Prosecutor 
Woolwine, O 13 
Playground dedicated,- O 10 
Salvation Army, arrest of officers for 
violation of ordinance causes small 
riot, O 4 
Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads 

plan improvements, N 12 
Superior judges, movement for six more, 

O 1 
White, Stephen M., statue unveiled, D 11 
Wholesale merchants advocate new ofH- 
cial to be known as the Weighmaster, 
O 24 
Woolwine, city prosecutor, cited for 
contempt, O 16 
Loud, Eugene F. 

Dies, D 19 
Lull, State Forester G. B. 

Scored by Sempervirens Club, D 22 
Lumbermen 
Favor an inspection bureau for the Pa- 
cific coast, N 6 
Lynch, John J. 
Convicted of embezzling Ocean Shore 
bonds, O 22 
Martin, Mrs Isabella 
Found guilty of attempting to dynamite 
home of Judge Ogden, D 15 
Masons see Freemasons 
Medical Examiners, State Board of 
Grant another examination to complain- 
ing medical students, O 24 
Metal Trades Association of California 

Meets in San Francisco, O 20 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South 
Appointment of preachers made known, 
O 11 
Mohave Water and Power Co. 
Incorporated, O 20 

Navy 

Petition of commercial bodies to make 

San Francisco a great naval base, O 2 
Collier Prometheus launched, D 5 
Navy yards 
Of Pacific Coast discussed by Admiral 

R. C. Hollyday, O 17 
Nye, State Controller A. B. 
Wins suit for office of State Controller, 

O 2 
Oakland 
Bond issue of $3,000,000 defeated by 

council, O 21 
Building record published, O 11 
Charter amendments to be voted upon 

Jan. 26, D 29 
"Tag day," N 21 



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NEWS NOTES OP CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES. 



Odd Fellows, Independent Order of 

Grand Encampment opened at Han- 
ford, O 6 

Opium importation 

Statement on, made by Dr Hamilton 
Wright, O 26 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company 

Forms compact with the Great Western 
Power Company, O 28 

Paso Robles 

Postmaster Henry investigated on ac- 
count of statement made in connec- 
tion with the Ruef trial, D 6 

Patrons of Husbandry 

State Grange meets at Sacramento, O 6 

Pauduveris, Felix 

Writes to the Examiner, concerning Gal- 
lagher dynamiting case, O 12 

Poisoning 

Man;^ ill as result of dinner given at 
launching of collier Prometheus, D 7 

Politics 

Elxclusion League refuses to endorse 

Bryan, O 24 
Hearst speaks in San Francisco, O 9 
Hisgen speaks in San Francisco, O 9 
Raker, John E., removal from Demo- 
cratic State Central Committee asked 
by Will Ashe, O 12 
asked to resign, O 20 

Pomona 

City liall bond issue declared illegal, 

N 17 

Prison Directors, State Board of 

Makes report, N 19 
Prometheus 
U. S. collier launched, D 5 

Pullman Palace Car Company 

State wins in suit to enforce payment of 
taxes, D 30 
Pure food law 

Discussed by Jaffa, O 18 
Railroad Commission, State 

Will ask for greater powers, O 13 
Railroads 
Weighing system opposed by shippers, 
O 1 

ACCIDENTS 

S. P. engine and trolley car collide, Los 
Angeles, O 2 

CLEAR LAKE RY. CO. 

To be consolidated with Yolo County 
Consolidated Water Co., N 15 

NORTHERN ELECTRIC 

E. R. Lilientlial elected president, D 17 

NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC 

To build from Guerneville to Duncan's 
Mills, D 10 



Railroads — Continued. 

OCEAN SHORE 

Report shows increase in earnings, N 9 
Opens to Half Moon Bay, O 15 

SANTA FE 

Laboratories to be located at San Ber- 
nardino, O 12 

To reballast line from San Francisco to 
Fresno, O 21 

s. p. 

Dumbarton cut-off will open in spring, 
D 3 

Electric franchise asked in Berkeley, N 4 

Found guilty of violation safety ap- 
pliance law, N 10 

Plans two tunnels in San Francisco, D 21 

WESTERN PACIFIC 

Franchise granted in San Francisco, 
O 12 

RATES 

Lumber rates agreed upon, O 3 
Lumber rates, injunction issued against 

S. P. and N. P. to enjoin enforcement 

of, O 5 
Lumber rates of $0.50 restored, N 17 
Metal industries want change in their 

rates, O 10 
Rates to be increased, O 28 
Rates to go into effect after Jan. 1, 1909, 

made public, O 29 
Rate increase, convention of business 

men called to protest against, N 16 
Rate increase, tanners to fight against, 

N 17 
Rate increase, merchants protest to 

Harriman and Ripley, D 8 
Rate increase, Harriman and Ripley re- 
ply to merchants, D 11 
Rate increase, railroadmen and shippers 

confer, D 16 
Rate increase denounced in meetings 

held throughout the state, D 30 
Raker, John E.* 
Removal from Democratic State Central 

Committee asked by Will Ashe, O 12 
Asked to resign, O 20 ' 

Real estate 
Law concerning to be introduced at next 

legislature, N 20 
Red Bluff 

Two prisoners escape from jail, N 8 
Riordan, Archbishop Patrick W. 

Silver episcopal jubilee celebrated, O 15 
Rockefeller, William 

Visits San Francisco, O 1 
Ruef, Abraham see Graft prosecution, San 

Francisco 



* Note. — The following entry was incor- 
rectly made under Baker, John E. in the 
October index. It should ha\'e been 
Raker, John E. 

Elected Chairman of Democratic State 
Central Committee, Jy 1. 



CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX. 



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Sacramento 

"Tax day," D 5 

San Bernardino 

Will have Santa Fe laboratories, O 12 
San Francisco 

Auditorium planned, O 16 

Board of Education, T. F. Boyle re- 
moved from presidency of, D 29 

Bond Issue to be watched by Civic 
League, O 15 

Bond sale to be made, D 16 

Bonds to the extent of $5,400,000 to be 
sold, D 21 

Chamber of Commerce extends thanks 
to Los Angeles for vote on harbor im- 
provement measures, N 26 

City hall, injunction granted against 
razing, O 21 

$7,000,000 pledge to build on pri- 
vate capital, D 9 

Colliers Weekly article on plague de- 
nounced, O 10 

Conduit system for telephones examined 
by supervisors, N 6 

Cook, Jesse B., appointed Chief of Po- 
lice, D 23 

Duke, Police Capt. T. S., charged with 
attempted blackmail, O 1 

Fire, Pacific Coast Coal Co., O 5 

destroj^s building of American 

Can Company, O 30 

• does $70,000 damage to H. Levi 

building, N 3 

Forest Service, Fifth District office to 
be located here, D 5 

Hetch-Hetchy scheme to be investi- 
gated by experts, O 19 

report made on by experts, O 23 

■ project carried at special elec- 
tion, N 12 

Hewitt, W. R., Chief of Department of 

Electricity removed, O 23 
Insurance rates reduced, O 20 
Market Street Bank, more charges made 

against, O 12 
"Million Club" organized, N 28 
Municipal ownership of street railways 
election not to be held. The result of 
a judicial decision, N IS 
Nickelodeon ordinance passed, O 12 
Police Captain Duke charged with at- 
tempted blackmail, O 1 
• Chief Biggy drowned, N 30 

Chief Jesse B. Cook appointed, 

D 23 



■ court officials, graft charges 

against, O 13 
Department installs finger print 



system, N 27 
judges scored by W. E. Dennison, 



N 10 
Post office report made, N 2 
Quarantine on local shipments removed, 

O 21 

2 NN 



San Francisco — Continued 
Revenue report made, O 6 
Sea wall in danger, D 20 
Slot machine ordinance proposed, O IS 
Spring Valley Water Co. gets injunction 
in water rate case, D 7 

sued for losses occasioned in flre 

of April, 1906, N 19 

Superior court, Graham chosen presid- 
ing judge, D 21 

Sutter Street Ry. Co. offer for Market 
Street franchise refused, O 19 

offered Market Street franchise, 

O 26 

"Tag day," N 7 

Treasury funds missing, to be investi- 
gated by the grand jury, O 6 

amount to $60,000, O 23 

LTnited Railways must return to old 

transfer system, O 12 

may be purchased by Harriman, 



N 



make test with life-saving guard, 

D 17 

■ to have ornamental trolley poles, 

D 20 
Western Pacific granted franchise, O 12 
San Mateo 

Limits of city to be extended, N 7 
San Pedro 

State legislative committee opposes as- 
sumption by state of control over har- 
bor, N 16 
Sausalito 

Offered water supply by A. W. Foster, 
N 14 
Schwab, Charles IVl. 

Arrives in San Francisco, N 9 
Buys Himters Point drydock, N 11 
Servians 

Of California are preparing for war in 
Balkans, O 18 
Sliannon, State Printer W. W. 

Exonerated from charges, D 5 
Sinclair, Upton 

Visits California, O 26 
Smith, Brig-Gen. Fred A. 
Appointed to command of the Depart- 
ment of California, O 26 
To be transferred from Department of 
California, N 20 
Sonora 

Has fire, O 16 [O 15] 

Sports 

Academic Athletic League holds track 
meet, O 3 

FOOTBALL 

Stanford University defeats University 
of California, N 14 

PRIZE FIGHTS 

Ketchel defeats Papke, San Francisco, 
N 26 



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San Francisco — Continued 
Spreckels, Claus 

Dies, D 26 
Standard Oil Company 

Leases Contra Costa oil lands, O 10 
Will impi'ove Point Richmond plant, 
O IS 
Stanford University 

Members of "Plug Ugly Committee" 

suspended, N 7 
Student control discussed, O 15 
Takes over Cooper Medical College, N 2 
State Grange see Patrons of Husbandry 
Steamsl^ip lines 
American-Hawaiian Steamship Com- 
pany announces raise in freight rates, 
D 1 
Between Vancouver, San Francisco and 
Sydney being promoted by Col. James 
Burns of Australia, N 7 
Japanese freight rate cut to be met, 
N 8 
Steamships accidents 

Modoc and Valette collide in Sacra- 
mento River, D 13 
Norwood and Asuncion collide neai 

Point Gorda, O 8 [O 10] 
Star of Bengal wreck, charge made 
against masters of tugs, O 2 
Sterling Borax Co. 

Incorporated, O 12 
Stockton 

Street car lines may inerge, D 26 
Taft, William H. 

Invited by Gov. Gillett to visit Cali- 
fornia, N 13 
Tariff revision 

General committee on, meets in San 

Francisco, N 5 
^ — • representatives chosen, N 12 

Taxes 

Of each county made known, O 12 

Tong Shao Yi 

Special commissioner from China ar- 
rives in San Francisco, N 22 
Trans-Mississippi Congress 

Convenes in San Francisco, O 5 
Results of discussed by Thomas F. 
Walsh, O 11 
Tuberculosis 

Dr W. A. Briggs suggests that experi- 
ments in tuberculosis be made on 
condemned criminals, N 25 
Union Oil Company 

To enter Fresno field, O 28 
University of California 
Law students oppose bar examinations, 

O 22 
Movement made to obtain larger appro- 
priations, D 18 
President Wheeler declines presidency 
of University of Michigan, N 21 



San Francisco — Continued 
President's report made, O 23 
State Farm criticised for selling butter, 

N 30 
To annex large tract of land in Berke- 
ley, D 10 
Vallejo 
Wants a bridge over the Carquinez 
Straits, N 2 
Voting machines 

Complaint against in Alameda County, 

N 3 
Use of not to be discontinued in Ala- 
meda county, N 15 
Walsh, Thomas F. 
Discusses results of Trans-Mississippi 
Congress, O 11 
Wells- Fargo & Co. 
Announces 90 per cent increase in ex- 
press rates, N 19 
Raise In express rates to be fought by 

merchants, N 20 
Merchants seek injunction against raise 

in rates, D 3 
Injunction issued against raise in rates, 
D 8 
Weston, General John F. 

To succeed General Fred A. Smith, N 20 
Wharfingers and Collectors, State 

Scored by Harbor Commissioner W. E. 
Dennison, O 15 
Wheeler, Benjamin Ide 
Declines offer of presidency of Univer- 
sity of Michigan, N 21 
Wheeler, W. R. 
Appointed manager of the traffic bureau 
of the Merchants' Exchange, D 22 
Wilhelm, Major Thomas 

Talks on California National Guard, 

N 28 
Urges armories for state troops, N 21 
Wine industry 

Grape growers enter politics, O 21 
Secretary H. F. Stoll of vineyardists' 
union makes report, N 16 
Wireless telegraphy 
Message sent from Japan to San Fran- 
cisco, N 24 
System established between San Fran- 
cisco and Hawaii, O 11 
Woman Suffrage 

California Equal SuiTrage Association 

meets at San Francisco, O 2 . 
San Francisco suffragettes will have 
headquarters at Sacramento dui-ing 
legislature, O 19 
Women's Christian Temperance Union of 
California 
Meets at San Jose, O 6 
Wright, Dr Hamilton 
Makes statement on opium importation, 
O 26 



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CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES, 



All libraries are listed except public 
school and church libraries and those 
which belona; to private individuals. They 
are arranged alphabetically by towns in 
which they are located. Those libraries 
are marked with an asterisk (*) which 
are not free to the public for either loan 
or reference purposes. 

Blanks for October. November and 
December statistics were s?nt to all of 
the libraries in December. 

There are in California 114 libraries 
supported by city taxation ; 5 libraries 
partly supported by county and so free 
to residents of whole county ; .53 county 
law libraries ; 91 library buildings, of 
whicli 7G were gifts, and of these gifts 
Go are from Andrew Carnegie. 

Agnew, Santa Clara co. 

State Hospital Library. Miss K. 
Mosher, Librarian. Supported bj' the 
Hospital, and open to patients and em- 
ployees Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 to 
•J p. M. No periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 573. 

Alameda, Alameda co. 

Alameda Free Public Library. Mrs 
Marcella H. Krauth, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1S7T; as Free Public, 1S79. An- 
nual income of library. .^fS-TtOO. received 
from taxation. Seven employees, includ- 
ing janitor. One branch library. Open 
to public every day except Sundays and 
holidays from 9 a. m. to 9 p. M. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at .$40,000. 
Rents building for branch for $2.5 per 
mouth. 80 periodicals received regularly, 
of which 22 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 34. .517. Vols, added 
during Oct.. Nov. and Dec, 4S3t : by pur- 
chase 427 ; gift 56. Vols, discarded 34 ; 
repaired 3105 ; rebound 156 ; lost 4. Total 
registered cardholders 91S5 ; added 251 ; 
expired S3 ; surrendered 56. Circulation 
35,213: fiction 20.846; juvenile 6316; 
naiscellaneons 6158 ; current magazines 
1893. Vols, in branch library .507 : cir- 



jStatistics were sent in for each month 
separately in most cases, and will be fur- 
nished to any one who wishes them in 
that forna upon application to Extension 
Department, California State Library. 



culation 1893. Three most popular books : 
Religion and medicine. The trail of the 
lonesome pine. The testing of Diana 
Mallory. 

The relics taken from the Alameda 
Indian mound will be given to the library. 
Among the curios are spear and arrow- 
heads, pottery, coins and pieces of skin 
worn by primitive California Indians. — 
Oakland Enquirer, Nov. 30. 

A picture displaying the banners of 
the different colleges under the jurisdic- 
tion of Oxford university has been pre- 
sented to the librarv. It was presented 
to P. W. Barton for the library by Alex- 
ander G. Wright, assistant architect of 
the building. — Alameda Times, Nov. 14. 

Mrs Krauth attended the meeting of 
the First District, C. L. A., held at Oak- 
land, Nov. 6. 

The smoking- and reading room in tlie 
basement of the library will be ready for 
opening Jan. 15. The board is to expend 
•$650 in furnishing the room. — Alameda 
Star. Dec. 31. 

Ciiri.stia.\ Science Reading Raoii. 
Lillian H. Blake, Librarian. Supported 
by the First Church of Christ Scientist. 
Open to the public but no books loaned. 
Located in Woodman Hall. 4 periodicals 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 16, and 28 pamphlets. 

Alamitos, Los Angeles co. 

*Alamitos Library'. Mrs A. E. 
Gresham. Librarian. Established 1897. 
Supported by membership fees, dues 50 
cents per year, and open only to mem- 
bers. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 
from 3 to 4 : 30 p. M. Owns building, 
valued at .$2100. 12 periodicals received 
regularly, all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 417. Total 
registered cardholders about 105. 

No statistics received. 

Alhambra, Los Angeles co. 

Alhambra [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Jeannette Hatford, Librarian. Es- 
tablished Septemper 4, 1906. Annual 



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income of library, $1400, received from 
taxation. One employee. Open to public 
every day except Sundays from 2 to 5 
P. M. and Saturday also from 7 :30 to 
8 :30 P. M. Located in a room in tlie 
High Scliool building. A library building 
soon to be erected. 7 periodicals received 
regularly, all of v^^hich are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols. 1550. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 150. Vols, 
rebound 24. Total registered cardholders 
990 ; added 79. Circulation 6138 : fiction, 
4327 ; juvenile 1178 ; miscellaneous 415 , 
current magazines 218. Three most pop- 
ular books : The trail of the lonesome 
pine, The testing of Diana Mallory, The 
rejuvenation of Aunt Mary. 

Miss Hafford attended the Second Class 
in Library methods held by the State 
Library in Colton October 5 to 17. 

Alta, Placer eo. 

Agassiz Hall Library. Mrs W. W. 
Price, Librarian. Established September 
19, 1900. Supported by the school, but 
open every day free to the public, both 
for lending and reference. Located in the 
school building. 15 periodicals received 
regularly, all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3100 

Alturas, Modoc co. 

Alturas [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Anna L. Williams, Librarian. 
Established January 20, 190G ; as Free 
Public January 6, 1908. Annual income 
of library, about $550, received from tax- 
ation of city and county, and from 
Woman's Improvement Club. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day from 
2 to 9 P. M. Rents building for $12.50 
per month. 45 periodicals received 
regularly, of which 28 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 326. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 30 : by pur- 
chase 26 ; gift 4. Vols, discarded 2. 
Total registered cardholders 246 ; added 
29. Circulation 397: fiction 268; juve- 
nile 100 ; miscellaneous 29. Current mag- 
azines issued 145. Three most popular 
books : The doctor, Castle Craneycrow, 
The barrier. 

Mrs Jessie Pagnello, librarian of the 
Public Library, resigned Dec. 1, 1908, and 
Miss Anna L. Williams was appointed 
librarian to fill the vacancy. Mrs Pagnello 
has left Alturas, and her present address 
is 713 10th street, Sacramento. 

Modoc County Law Library. Judge 
John E. Raker, Librarian. Established 
April 5, 1905. Annual income about 
$100, received from $1 fees for filiiig 
papers in civil suits. Open to public 



every day except Sundays from 9 a. m. to 
5 p. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 175. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 30. 

Anaheim, Orange co. 

Anaheim [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Jean Adams, Librarian ; T. S. Arm- 
sti'ong. Librarian after January 4, 1909. 
Established August 12, 1902; as Free 
Public, August 12, 1902. Annual income 
of library, $1,592.35, received from taxa- 
tion. One employee. Open to public 
every day ; week days from 1 :30 to 5 :30 
and 6 :30 to 9 p. m. ; Sundays from 2 to 7 
p. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$10,000. 25 periodicals received regu- 
larly, all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1702. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 10: by pur- 
chase 8 ; gift 2. Vols, repaired 111 ; re- 
bound 118 ; lost 1. Total registered card- 
holders 513; added 43; surrendered 4. 
Circulation 2137 : fiction 1469 ; juvenile 
401 ; miscellaneous 37 ; current magazines 
170. Three most popular books : The 
man from Brodney's, The riverman. The 
shuttle. 

The $10,000 Carnegie library building 
was accepted Dec. 21. It stands on a lot 
140 by 160. The building is one story 
and basement, material cream colored 
pressed brick with tile roof. Interior 
finish Oregon pine. Architect, John C. 
Austin, Los Angeles. The corner stone 
was laid with Masonic ceremonies Nov. 21. 

On Nov. 2 the library trustees opened 
bids for filling the combined position of 
librarian and janitor. The bid of T. S. 
Armstrong, $50 per month, was accepted 
conditionally. ■ — • Anaheim Plaindealer, 
Nov. 7. 

Mr Armstrong takes Miss Jean Adams' 
place as librarian on Jan. 4, 1909. 

Capt. B. Barr has presented to the 
public library a "History and biographical 
record of southern California," edited by 
J. M. Guinn. It contains a history of 
southern California from its earliest set- 
tlement to the opening year of the twen- 
tietli century. Contains many biographies 
and half-tones of well-known citizens of 
the past and present. — ^Anaheim Gazette, 
Dec. 31. 

Antioch, Contra Costa co. 

Antioch Free Reading Room. G. M. 
Williams, Librai-ian. Established Janu- 
ary 6, 1906. Annual income of library 
about $240, received mostly from libra- 
rian, subscriptions, fines, etc No paid 
employees. Open to public every week 



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day from 3 to 5 :30 p. M., and Tues.. 
Tliurs. and Saturday also from 7 to 9 
p. M. ; reading rooms from 9 A. M. to 6 
p. M. Rents room for $10 a month. 20 
periodicals received regularly, all of 
which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 120. (In addi- 
tion to which are about 550 books that 
are loaned to the Reading Room). Vols. 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1, by 
purchase. Total registered cardholders 
302. Circulation 194. 

Areata, Humboldt co. 

Arcata Feee Public Library. Miss 
Louise McCouuaha, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1879. Annual income of library, 
$450, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day from 
9 A. M. to 12 M. and from 1 to 6 and 7 to 
9 p. ai. Located in town hall. 22 
periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 1531. Vols, added 
during Kjct., Nov. and Dec, 31 : by pur- 
chase 29 ; gift 2. Circulation 1218 : fic- 
tion lOOG ; juvenile 141 ; miscellaneous 71. 

The Browne charging system has been 
adopted. — Arcata Union, Dec. 25. 

Auburn, Placer co. 

Auburn Free Public Library. Miss 
Georgiana R. Willits, Librarian. Estab- 
lished June 3, 1906; as Free Public, 
June 3, 1906. Annual income of library, 
$1750, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day except 
holidays ; week days from 3 to 6 and 7 
to 9 : 30 p. M., Sundays from 3 to 6 P. M. 
Rents building for $12.50 per month. A 
$10,000 Carnegie building nearly com- 
pleted. 20 periodicals received regularly, 
all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1350. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 27: by pur- 
chase IS ; gift 9. Vols, repaired 171. 
Total registered cardnolders about 578. 
Circulation 2670 : juvenile 756 ; miscel- 
laneous 1914. Current magazines issued 
398. 

It is hoped that the new Carnegie 
library building will be completed and in 
use before April. 

Placer County Law Library. A. B. 
Reading, Court Reporter, in charge. 
J. E. Prewett, President. Established 
January 1, 1894. Annual income about 
$100, received from fees. No paid em- 
ployees. Open to public every day from 
9 A. M. to 5 p. M. All of the attorneys 
have keys to the room in which the 
library is located. Located in the Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols, about 2500, 

No additions reported. 



Azusa, Los Angeles co. 

AzusA [Free] Public Library. Miss 
Annie M. Taylor, Librarian. Established 
.July, 1902 ; as Free Public, December, 
1903. Annua! income, of library, about 
$1300, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays from 2 to 5 and 
7 to 9 p. M. Located in three rooms in 
City Hall, rent free. 19 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, of which 18 are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 1841. Total 
registered cardholders 1052 ; added during 
Oct., Nov. and Dec, 47 ; surrendered 4. 
Circulation 2210 : fiction 1969 ; miscel- 
laneous 241. Magazines issued 181- 
Three most popular books : The trail of 
the lonesome pine, Mr Crewe's career, 
The shuttle. 

Carnegie has promised $10,000 for a 
library building. 

Miss Taylor attended the Second Class 
in Library Methods held by the State 
Library in Colton Oct. 5 to 17, and, too, 
the meeting of the Sixth District, C. L. A., 
held at Colton, Oct. 19. 

The library board elected ofiicers for 
the ensuing term, Oct. 6. J. H. Anderson 
was re-elected president, and Mrs D. H. M. 
Coulter, a new member, secretary. — ■ 
Azusa Pomotropic, Oct. 9. 

Bagdad, San Bernardino co. 

Orange Blossom Public Library. 
No librarian. Established by Wm. B. 
Gross, May 4, 1907. For the benefit of 
two mining camps : Orange Blossom and 
Orange Blossom Extension, located near 
Bagdad. 

Total no. of vols, not reported. 

Bakersfield, Kern co, 

Beale Memorial [Free Public] 
Library. Miss Sarah E. Bedinger, Li- 
brarian. Established June, 1900 ; as Free 
Public, June, 1900. Annual income of 
library, $3002, received from taxation. 
Three employees, including janitor. Li- 
brary open to public every day except 
holidays from 10 a. m. to 6 p. M. and 
from 7 to 9 p. M. ; holidays from 2 to 6 
p. M. except Christmas, New Years, 
Fourth of July and Thanksgiving, when 
the library is closed. Owns building, 
valued at $12,000. 50 periodicals received 
regularly, none of which are allowed to 
circulate until they have been on the 
tables one month. 

Total no. of vols. 7064. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 98, by pur- 
chase. Vols, repaired 10 ; lost 4. Total 
registered cardholders 1230 ; added 107 ; 



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surrendered 11. Circulation 1910 : fiction 
3384 ; ju^■enile 1099 ; miscellaneous 127. 
Three most popular books : The testing of 
Diana Mallorj% The trail of the lonesome 
pine. The firing line. 

Miss Bedinger, and Miss E. B. Barker 
attended the meeting of the Fourth Dis- 
trict, C. L. A., held at Fresno Oct. 22 
and 23. 

Keen County Law Library. Miss 
Harriet E. Carlock, Librarian. Estab- 
lished about December 14, 1891. Annual 
income of library about $600, received 
from $2 fees for filing papers in civil 
suits. One employee. Open to the public 
every day except Sundays and holidays 
from 9 A. M. to 5 p. ii. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols. 1650. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 25. 

Barstow, San Bernardino co. 

Santa Fe Library. H. M. Newhall. 
Librarian. Established May 9, 1901. In- 
come of library received from billiards 
and pool and from baths. One em- 
ployee. Open to railroad employees and 
their families every day from 9 a. m. to 
9 p. M. Located in Company's Recreation 
Hall. 27 periodicals auci 10 newspapers 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. No books 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec. 

Benicia, Solano co. 

Benicia Free Public Library. Trus- 
tees not appointed as yet. Established 
as Free Public, June 5, 1906. Annual 
income of library will be $420.75, to be 
received from taxation. 

No books as yet. 

A room in the City Hall building is 
being prepared for the library. Carpen- 
ters have taken down the partitions be- 
tween two rooms, in order to have a large 
room for library purposes. 

Berkeley, Alameda co. 

Berkeley [Free] Public Library. 
D. R. Moore. Librarian. Established 
February. 1893 ; as Free Public, Decem- 
ber, 1895. Annual income of library, 
$18,045, received from taxation. Eleven 
employees, including janitors. Two 
branch reading rooms, with a curator 
in charge of each. Open to public every 
day except holidays from 9 a. ai. to 9 
p. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued 
at $50,000. 183 periodicals received reg- 
ularly, of which 14 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 28,000. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1503 : by pur- 
chase 1410; gift 52; binding 41. Total 
registered cardholders 7178 ; added 1845 ; 



expired 1988 ; surrendered 85. Circula- 
tion 46,038: fiction 24,692; juvenile 
8332 ; miscellaneous 13,014. Most popu- 
lar fiction : The shuttle, Peter, The post 
girl ; non-fiction, Religion and medicine. 

Mr Moore and Miss G. W. Littlejohn 
attended rhe meeting of the First Dis- 
trict, C. L. A., held at Oakland Nov. 6. 

Two story-hours wnth stories appropri- 
ate for Hallowe'en will be held at the 
public library to-morrow — one at 10 .-30 
for the younger children and one at 11 
o'clock for the older ones. — Berkeley Re- 
porter, Oct. 30. 

The Berkeley Reporter of Dec. 17 
prints a list of books found in the library, 
which were recommended for mothers by 
the National Congress of Mothers' Clubs. 

Astronomical Society of the Pa- 
cific Library. R. F. Crawford, Secre- 
tary and Librarian. Established 1889. 
Destroyed (1347 bound vols, and as 
many pamphlets) April, 1906, but rees- 
tablished March 30, 1907. Income 
received from funds of the society. Open 
every daj' except Sundays from 8 a. w. to 
5 p. M. Located temporarily in Students' 
Observatory, Berkeley, until permanent 
rooms are again obtained in San Fran- 
cisco. 

Total no. of vols, about 250 and about 
500 pamphlets. 

No statistics received. 

Institution for the Education of 
THE Deaf and the Blind, Library. 
Wm. A. Caldwell, Librarian. Established 
about 1860, but destroyed in 1875 and 
reestablished. Open to students and 
teachers of the Institution on Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Total no. of vols, about 2665. 

Pacific Theological Seminary Li- 
brary. Geo. T. Tolson, Librarian. 
Established 1869. Supported by the 
Seminary for the use of its faculty and 
students, but open to the public for 
reference. Located in the Seminary 
building. 2223 Atherton street. 36 
periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 10,286. 

Pacific Unitarian School for the 
Ministry. Library. Gifford Horace 
Greeley McGrew, Librarian. Established 
1904. Annual income about $2000. ap- 
propriated by Trustees and received from 
endowments and gifts. One employee. 
Open to students, and to others by per- 
mission, from 9 A. M. to 12 m. and from 
1 to 5 p. M. Located in school building, 
2417 Bancroft way. 36 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 5706. 



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San Fbancisco Microscopical So- 
ciety Library. Established 1872. 

Total no. of vols, about 2500. 

This library has been pei-manently de- 
posited in the State University Library. 
Xo additions expected, as the Society has 
practically disorganized. 

Formerly located at 432 Montgomery 
street. San Francisco. 

University of California Library. 
J. C. Rowell, Librarian. Established 
1S6S. Resources, exclusive of salaries, 
$24,907. Fifteen employees, exclusive of 
one student assistant and two janitors. 
Open to public for reference and to stu- 
dents daily except Saturdays and Sun- 
days from 7 : 55 A. M. to 5 : 45 P. M. and 
from 7 to 10 P. M. ; Saturdays 7 : 55 
A. M. to 12 : 30 p. M. and 7 to 10 P. u. ; 
Sundays 10 a. m. to 4 p. M. The new 
Doe memorial library building is under 
construction. 

Total no. of vols. 174. 7SS. Vols, added 
(luring- Oct., Nov. and Dec, 3325 : by 
purchase 1072 ; gift 2253. 

Miss B. J. Barker. F. M. Bumstead, 
R. C. Woodmausee, Miss Lillian Burt, 
-Aliss E. M. Haskell and Miss H. G. 
Sheldon attended the meeting of the First 
District, C. L. A., held at Oakland Nov. 6. 

The cornerstone of the $650,000 Doe 
library building was laid Thanksgiving 
Day, Nov. 26. — San Francisco Chronicle. 
Nov. 27. 

The librarj- has received an atlas of 
maps and seismograms showing the action 
of the earthquake of April 18, 1906. 
The atlas is to accompany the report of 
the state earthquake commission. — Berke- 
ley Gazette, Nov. .30. 

The resignation of Miss Beatrice .J. 
Barker was accepted at a meeting of the 
Board of Regents, Nov. 10. — San Fran- 
cisco Exatniner, Nov. 11. 

Miss Barker is now head cataloger in 
the University of Oregon Library, Eugene, 
Ore. — Piihlic Libraries, Jan., 1909. 

University oe California. Acad- 
EiiY of Pacific Coast History. Ban- 
croft Library. Frederick .7. Teggart, 
curator. Two employees, includins: jani- 
tor. Open to public evei'y day except 
Sundays from 9 a. m. to 5 p. ii. Located 
in upper story of California Hall, the 
University administration building. 

Total no. of vols, about 60,000, 

No news items received. 

In the Los Angeles Times of Dec. 13. 
1908, is printed an article entitled ".Valu- 
able records ; Bancroft collection and 



Academy of Coast History,'' by a special 
contributor. The article is signed Rose L. 
Ellerbe. 

Y. M. C. A. Missionary Library. 
Harry Osborn. Librarian. Income re- 
ceived from the Y. M. C. A. budget. No 
paid employees. Open to LTniversity of 
California students every day from 8 
A, M. to 10 P. II. Located in Stiles Hall. 

Total no. of vols, about 306. 

No statistics received. 

Big-gs, Butte CO. 

Biggs Free Public Library. Miss 
Minnie McDonald, Librarian. Established 
February 19, 1906; as Free Public, Feb- 
ruary 19, 1906. Annual income of library, 
$576. received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day from 
•3 to 9 P. M. Owns Carnegie buildins', 
valued at $5028. 

Total no. of vols. 619. Vols, added dur- 
ing Oct., Nov. and Dec. 9, by gift. Vols, 
rebound 2. Total registered cardholders 
205 : added 72. Circulation 1014 : fiction 
635 : juvenile 337 ; miscellaneous 42. 

Miss McDonald attended the Third 
Class in Library Methods held by the 
State Library in Red Bluff Nov. 2 to 13, 
and too, the meeting of the Ninth Dis- 
trict, C. L. A., held at Red Bluff Nov. 13. 

Beginning Oct. .31 the library will close 
for two weeks, while the librarian attends 
the Class in Library Methods at Red 
Bluff.— Biggs Argus. Oct. 30. 

Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz co, 

Boulder Creek [Free] Public Li- 
brary. Mrs O. B. Merrill, Librarian. 
Established 1893 ; as Free Public, !\ugust 
15, 1906. Annual income of library, $318, 
received from taxation. One paid em- 
ployee. Open to public every day, read- 
ing room from 9 a. m. to 5 P. M., for 
exchange of books, week days from 2 to 
5 and 7 to 9 p. Ji. Located in building 
which belongs to W. C. T. U. 12 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 629, Vols, added dur- 
ing Oct., Nov. and Dec. 49, by purchase. 
Total registered cardholders 114. Three 
most popular books : The crimson sweater, 
Dorymates, Camping on the St. Lawrence. 

Brawley, Imperial co. 

W. C. T. U. Free Reading Room. 
Mrs Cora E. Kellogg, Librarian. Estab- 
lished July 15, 1906. Annual income 



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about $120, received from honorary mem- 
bers (gentlemen) of W. C. T. U. One 
employee. Reading room open all the 
time ; for exchange of books Monday, 
Thursday and Saturday from 7 to 9 P. M. 
Rents room for $5 per month. Three 
periodicals subscribed for but many more 
are donated. 

Total no. of vols. 10. 

On April 1 the reading room had to 
be given up. This is due to the con- 
gested condition of Brawley. The W. C. 
T. U. hopes to build a room for itself 
before very long if it is not able to rent 
one. 

No news items received. 

Bridgeport, Mono co. 

Mono County Lavs^ Libkaky. Pat' R. 
Parker, District Attorney, in charge. 
Established 1881. Annual income about 
$400, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers and from appropriations from 
general fund of Supervisors. No paid 
employees. Open to the public every day 
except Sundays from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 650. 

No additions reported. 

Brookdale, Santa Cruz co. 

Circulating Libbary. Mrs E. R. 
Stewart, Librarian. Established July, 
1906. Maintained by a club. There are 
30 members. Each member gives 2 or 3 
vols. Located in the PostoflSce. One 
periodical subscribed for. 

Total no. of vols, about 100. 

Buena Park, Orange co. 

BuENA Park Free Library. Mrs 
S. M. Hasson, Secretary and Librarian. 
Established 190.5. No regular income, 
being supported by subscriptions, the 
Epworth League of the M. E. Church 
and the Endeavor Societies. No paid 
employees. Open to public every day. 
Located in residence of Dr Hasson. 

Total no. of vols, about 212. 

No statistics received. 

Burlingame, San Mateo co. 

^Reading Club Library of St. Mat- 
thew's School. Rev. W. A. Brewer, 
Librarian. Established 1890. Income 
received from dues and initiation fees of 
members. Open to members only, every 
afternoon from 3 : 30 to 6. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

No statistics received. 

Calistoga, Napa co. 

Calistoga Free Public Library. 
Miss Leone Safley, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1903; as Free Public, 1903. An- 



nual income of library, $400, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day except Sundays ; even- 
ings from 7 to 8 :30 and Tuesdays and 
Saturdays from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8:30 
p. M. Located in Town Hall, rent free. 
24 periodicals received regularly, of which 
23 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1100. Vols added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 123, by pur- 
chase. Total registered cardholders 538; 
added 17. Circulation 1131 : fiction 817 ; 
juvenile 268 ; miscellaneous 51. Three 
most popular books : The testing of Diana 
Mallory, The trail of the lonesome pine, 
Mr Crewe's career. 

Campbell, Santa Clara co. 

Campbell Free Library. E. Janes, 
Librarian. Established 1893. Income 
received from subscriptions, dues, etc. 
No paid employees. Open to public Mon- 
days 7 to 8 p. M., Thursdays 4 to 5 P. m. 
Located in new clubhouse of Woman's 
Club, rent free. 

Total no. of vols. 1140. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 10 : by pur- 
chase 6 ; gift 4. Vols, discarded 1 ; re- 
paired 10 ; lost 1. Total registered card- 
holders about 150. 

Campbell Free Reading Room. 
Miss Edith Copeland, in charge. Mrs 
Lillie F. Shaw, Corresponding Secretary 
Country Woman's Club. Established 
1905. Expenses about $200 per year. 
Maintained by Country Woman's Club. 
Open to public Monday 7 to 9 :30 p. M., 
and Thursday and Saturday 7 :30 to 9 :30 
p. M. Located in new clubhouse which 
cost $220. 

No books, but many periodicals. 

Carmel, Monterey co. 

Carmel Free Library. Miss Lucy E. 
Hayt, Librarian. Established October 5, 
1905. Annual income about $300, re- 
ceived mostly from entertainments and 
donations. Those who wish to vote at 
the annual meeting of the association pay 
one dollar and become members. Open 
to public every day, except Sundays, from 
2 to 4 p. M. Located in building pre- 
sented by Carmel Improvement Co. 14 
periodicals received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1375. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec. 241 : by pur- 
chase 10 ; gift 231. Total registered card- 
holders 643 ; added 33. Circulation 1092 : 
fiction 599 ; juvenile 77 ; miscellaneous 
95 ; current magazines 321. 

The library has a new bookplate de- 
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artist who is now a resident of Carmel, 
and who, as vice-president of the Carmel 
Library Association, talies a great inter- 
est in ever.vtliiug' conuected with tlie 
library. 

Cedarville, Modoc co. 

As no news items have been received 
from Cedarville, doubtless no free library 
or reading- room has been opened there. 

Chico, Butte co. 

Chico [Free] Public Library. Miss 
Laura A. Sawyers, Librarian. Established 
1878: as Free Public. 1902. Annual in- 
come of library, $1704, received from 
taxation. Three employees, including 
.ianitress. Open to public every week 
day from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. ; Sundays and 
holidays, from 2 to 9 p. m. Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $10,000. 40 
periodicals received regularly, of which 
34 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 3200. Vols, 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 50 : by 
purchase 42 ; gift 8. Total registered 
cardholders 1062 ; added 248 ; renewed 
101 ; expired 195 ; surrendered 6. Cir- 
culation 4-581. Current magazines issued 
415. Three most popular books : Lewis 
Rand. Peter, The testing of Diana Mal- 
lory. 

Miss Sawyers attended the meeting of 
the Ninth District, C. L. A., held at Red 
Bluff Nov. 13. 

The Speedway races, held in August, 
realized $107.12 for the library.— Chico 
Record, Oct. 6. 

State Normal School Library. Miss 
Margaret E. Dold, Librarian. Established 
1888. Annual income of library, $900, 
received from state appropriation. Two 
employees, one a student assistant. Open 
every day except Sundays from Septem- 
ber to July from 8 A. m. to 5 P. M. ; 
' Saturdays from 9 A. m. to 12 M. Located 
in normal school building. 60 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 14,231. 

No statistics received. 

Miss Dold attended the meeting of the 
Ninth District, C. L. A., held at Red 
Bluff Nov. 13. 

Claremont, Los Angeles co.. 

Pomona College Library. Miss Julia 
Steffa, Assistant and Acting Librarian. 
Established 1888. Annual income about 
$1000, received from college endowment 
and about $1200 from student fees. 



Three regular employees, including jan- 
itor. Students act as attendants several 
hours each day and are paid by the hour. 
Open every day during school year, and 
at least twice a week during vacation, 
week days from 7 A. m. to 6 P. M. and 
from 7 to 10 P. M., Sundays from 1 to 3 
P. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$40,000. 

Total no. of vols. 9821. Circulation 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 2872. 

On Nov. 21, 1908, the Carnegie library 
building was dedicated with appropriate 
ceremonies. 

Pomona College students and alumnae 
have started a campaign to raise the 
$40,000 that is lacking for the $200,000 
endowment fund, which is for the in- 
surance of a regular income for the Car- 
negie library. Carnegie gave $50,000 
towards the endowment fund, as well as 
$20,000 toward the $40,000 building.— 
Los Angeles Examiner, Nov. 11. 

Miss Steffa attended the meeting of the 
Sixth District, C. L. A., held at Colton 
Oct. 19. 

Clovis, Fresno co. 

Clovis Free Library. 

An association of about 150 members 
has been formed for the purpose of or- 
ganizing and maintaining a library in 
Clovis. A suitable room has been secured 
and the plan is to have a librarian very 
soon. 

A meeting was held in Clovis, Dec. 12, 
to consider establishing a library in that 
town. The program consisted of talks 
about the library proposition and literary 
numbers. Members of the following com- 
mittees were named : Book and Magazine, 
Entertainment, Games and Amusements, 
Finance and Membership. The commit- 
tees are to meet and outline plans for 
opening the library. A sum of money 
was subscribed. — Clovis Tribune, Dec. 18. 

Colton, San Bernardino co. 

CoLTON Free Public Library. Miss 
Anna Enright, Librarian. Established 
May 7, 1906. Annual income of library, 
.$1500, received from taxation. Two em- 
ployees. Open to public every day ex- 
cept Sundays from 1 to 6 and 7 to 9 
p. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$15,000. 29 periodicals received regu- 
larly, of which 21 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1303, all added during 
Oct., Nov. and Dec. : by purchase 721 ; 
gift 582. Circulation during Nov. and 



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Dec. 1309: fiction 783; juvenile 388; 
miscellaneous 138. Current magazines 
issued 64. Three most popular books : 
Isidro, The fruit of the tree, How it 
works. 

Miss Enright and Miss Mabel Rosalie 
Reed attended the Second Class in Li- 
brary Methods, held by the State Library 
in Colton Oct. 5 to 17, and, too, the meet- 
ing of the Sixth District, G. L. A., held 
at Colton Oct. 19. 

Colton Lodge No. 25 of the Fraternal 
Brotherhood has volunteered to fill a sec- 
tion of shelves in the new library with 
books, the money to be raised by enter- 
tainments and donations. — San Bernar- 
dino Sun, Nov. 21. 

The library was opened to the public 
Nov. 16 without ceremonies, the formal 
opening to take place later. Up to the 
afternoon of Nov. 22, 114 persons had 
applied for books. — San Bernardino Sun, 
Nov. 22. 

Colusa, Colusa co. 

Colusa Free Public Library. Miss 
Belle Crane, Librarian. Established Jan- 
uary, 1901 ; as Free Public, January, 1901. 
Annual income of library. .$1500. received 
from taxation. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays from 2 to 5 and 7 
to 9 P. 11. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at .$12..500. 18 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 3487. Vols, added 
during Oct.. Nov. and Dec. 206, by pur- 
chase. Total registered cardholders 1082 ; 
added 28. Circulation 2319 : fiction 1861 ; 
juvenile 353 ; miscellaneous 105. Three 
most popular books : The husbands of 
Edith, The barrier, The heart line. 

Miss Crane attteuded the Third Class 
in Library Methods, held by the State 
Library in Red Bluff Nov. 2 to 13, and, 
too, the meeting of the Ninth District, 
C. L. A., held at Red Bluff Nov. 13. 

On Saturday, Nov. 21, an hour will 
be given over to the children at the 
library. There will be an exhibit of 
Thanksgiving bulletins and pictures. 
Thanksgiving stories and a short talk 
about the day. A number of new juve- 
nile books will also be ready for distribu- 
tion. — Colusa Sun, Nov. 20. 

Colusa Coujnjty Law Library. Ernest 
Weyand, Secretary. Established Decem- 
ber, 1895. Annual income about $120, 
received from $1 fees for filing papers 
in civil suits and from appropriations of 



Supervisors. No paid employees. Open 
every day except Sundays from 10 a. ji. 
to 4 p. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 360. 

No additions reported. 

Concord, Contra Costa co. 

CoKCORD Library and Reading Room. 
Miss Elizabeth Skinner, Librarian ; Miss 
Adeline Charles, Active Librarian. Estab- 
lished November 26, 1906. Income re- 
ceived from subscriptions and dues. 
Dues 25 cents a month or $2.50 a year. 
Open to public every evening except Sun- 
days from 7 to 9 P. m., also Saturday and 
Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5. Located 
in Firemen's Hall, rent .$3 per month. 

Total no. of vols, about 465. Total reg- 
istered cardholders about 58. 

No statistics received. 

Corning, Tehama eo. 

The Maywood Woman's Club has in- 
augurated a movement to establish a pub- 
lic library and reading room in Corning. 
The plan is to call for donations of books 
and monej', rent a building and furnish it. 
— Sacramento Union, Dec. 12. 

Corona, Riverside co. 

Corona [Free] Public Library. Miss 
Grace M. Taber, Librarian. Established 
1900; as Free Public, May 1. 1900. 
Annual income of library $2400, received 
from taxation. Three employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except holidays ; week days from 2 to 
9 p. M. ; Sundays from 2 to 4 p. M. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $12,.500. 66 
periodicals received regularly, none of 
which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3528. Vols, added 
during Oct.. Nov. and Dec, 77 : by pur- 
chase 73 ; gift 4. Vols, repaired 187 ; 
lost 2. Total registered cardholders 1131 ; 
added 103 : renewed 14 : surrendered 26. 
Circulation 4811 : fiction 2587 ; juvenile 
1611 ; miscellaneous 468 ; bound maga- 
zines 145. Three most popular books : 
The trail of the lonesome pine. Janet of 
the dunes. Mr Crewe's career. 

Miss Anna M. Bell was appointed as- 
sistant librarian Oct. 1 with a salary of 
$15. 

The library was closed from Dec. 15 to 
Dec. 29 for the making of some needed 
improvements ; new shelving was added in 
the children's room, woodwork varnished, 
etc 

Miss Taber and Miss Anna M. Bell at- 
tended the meeting of the Sixth District, 
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Coronado, San Diego co. 

CoRONADO Beach [Free Public] Li- 
braky. Miss Mary E. Balch. Librarian. 
Established about 1S90 ; as Free Public, 
March. 1S95. Annual income of library 
about $600. received from taxation and 
donations. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
holidays ; week days from 10 a. m. to 
12 M. and from 2 to 6 P. M. : Sundays 
from 2 :30 to o :30 P. M. Located in a 
loaned building. A new building is to be 
given by John D. Spreckels. 26 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3119. Vols, added 
during Oct, Nov. and Dec, 50: by pur- 
chase 31 ; gift 19. Vols, discarded 2 ; re- 
paired about 150 : rebound about 35. Cir- 
culation 1845. Three most popular books : 
The testing of Diana Mallory. The trail 
of the lonesome pine, Cromer's Modern 
Egypt. 

Courtland, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Mrs F. Paulson, Custodian. 

Total no. of vols. 50. 

Covina, Los Angeles co. 

CoviNA [Free] Public Library. Mrs 
Henrietta M. Faulder, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1S97: as Free Public. 1903. 
Annual income of library, $1159, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day except holidays ; week 
days from 12 : 30 to 9 p. M., Sundays 
from 2 to 6 p. M. Owns Carnegie build- 
ing, which cost about $9000. 92 period- 
icals received regularly, of which 74 are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3616. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 116: by pur- 
chase 09 ; gift 17. Vols, discarded 41 ; 
repaired 661. Total registered cardhold- 
ers 615 : added 40 ; surrendered S. Cir- 
culation 3079 : fiction 1913 ; juvenile 60S ; 
miscellaneous 254 ; current magazines 304. 
Three most popular books : The trail of 
the lonesome pine. The post girl, The 
shepherd of the hills. 

Mrs Faulder attended the meeting of 
the Sixth District. C. L. A., held at Col- 
tou Oct. 19. 

Crescent City, Del Norte co. 

Crescent City [Free] Public Li- 
brary. Miss Agnes Maxwell, Librarian. 
Established as Free Public, October 7. 
1907. Annual income of library, $529, of 
which $329 is received from the city tax, 
and $200 from the County Supervisors. 



One employee. Open to public every day ; 
week days from 1 to 5 :30 P. M. and 6 ;30 
to 9 p. M. ; Sundays from 2 to 5 P. M. 
Located in the Williams building on Sec- 
ond street, rent $S per month. 

Total no. of vols, about 1672. 

No statistics received. 

The privileges of the library have been 
extended to anyone in Del Norte County. 

The trustees of the Public Library will 
give a sheet and pillowcase dance on Hal- 
loween, the proceeds to be uSed for new 
books. — Crescent City News, Sept. 24. 

Del Norte County Law Library. 
E. E. Winters. Librarian. Annual in- 
come about $50. Open every day except 
Sundays. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 200. 

No additions reported. 

Davis, Yolo co. 

Davis Free Library. Mrs G. J. 
Haussler, Librarian. Established Octo- 
ber 30, 1905. No regular income and no 
paid employees. Open to public Wednes- 
days and Saturdays from 1 : 45 to 4 : 30 
P. M. Located in store of Will Greive. 

Total no. of vols. 281. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 7. by pur- 
chase. Total registered cardholders 100. 
Circulation 602 : fiction 553 ; juvenile 49. 

University Farm Library. A. M. 

Cleghorn, in charge temporarily. 
Total no. of vols, about 50. 

Del Mar, San Diego co. 

Del Mar Library. H. L. Fay. in 
charge. Established May 4, 1906. In- 
come received from South Coast Land 
Co. Open from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. 
Located in a cottage belonging to the 
South Coast Land Co. 

Total no. of vols. 75. 

No additions reported. 

Dixon, Solano co. 

Dixon Free Public Library. Estab- 
lished April 3, 1906. No Trustees ap- 
pointed. 

No news items received. 

Downey, Los Angeles co. 

*Downey Public Library. Miss M. 
Josie McKellar. Librarian. Established 
1901. Maintained by Woman's Club. 
Fee, $1 per year. About 40 members. 
Open to members only on six days of 
the week. 

Total no. of vols, about 175. Total 
registered cardholders about 33. 

No statistics received. 



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Downieville, Sierra co. 

Sierra County Law Library. 
Stanley A. Smith, Librarian. Estab- 
lished since 1891. Income received from 
fees for filing papers in civil suits. Open 
from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Located in 
chambers of the Judge of Superior Court. 

Total no. of vols. 135. 



Dunsmuir, Siskiyou co. 

Southern Pacific Co. Railway Club 
Library. D. I. McDonald, Secretary of 
the Clubhouse, in charge. Established as 
Dunsmuir Library Association, 1900. 
Books turned over to Southern Pacific 
Co., and library opened January 1, 1907. 
Income received from Southern Pacific 
Co. Two employees, including janitor. 
Open to employees and their families from 
9 A. M. to 9 p. M. Open to non-employees 
who fill out a special application blank 
and have it signed by an employee as 
guarantor. Owns building valued at 
$5000. 

Total no. of vols, about 1168. Total 
registered cardholders about 290. 

No statistics received. 

East Hollywood, Los Angeles co. 

East Hollywood Free Reading 
Room and Library. Established May 4, 
1907. Supported by voluntary contribu- 
tions. No paid employees. Open to 
public every day except Sundays from 2 
to 5 p. M. Located in building of Wm. 
H. Hoegee, rent free. 

Total no. of vols, about 400 and many 
magazines. 

The library may have been closed 
temporarily, as it was reported that it 
might not be able to remain in the 
Wm. H. Hoegee building. 

No news items received. It is not 
known who is in charge. 

East San Jose, Santa Clara co.^ 

East San Jose Free Public Li- 
brary. Miss Nellie M. Lawson, Librarian. 
Established August 7, 1906. Annual in- 
come of library, $1337, received from 
taxation. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every Friday 
afternoon from 3 to 5. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $6500. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. Total 
registered cardholders about 150. 

No statistics received. 

Echo Mountain, Los Angeles co. 

Lowe Observatory Library. Edgar 
L. Larkin, Librarian. Established 1894. 
Owned and maintained by Mt. Lowe Di- 
vision of Pacific Electric Railroad, and 
although a private library visitors may 
read. No paid employees. Located in 



building owned by Pacific Electric Rail- 
road Company. About 62 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 2600. These are on 
astronomy, all the physical sciences and 
a number on the higher mathematics. 
There are about 1000 volumes of un- 
bound books, reports, proceedings of socie- 
ties, treatises, monographs, essays and 
miscellaneous pamphlets ; and about 2000 
copies of unbound magazines. 

El Centro, Imperial co. 

El Centro Free Reading Room. 
Phil D. Swing, committee in charge of 
new start. Established first February 21, 
1907. .$400 has been subscribed to main- 
tain the Reading Room the ensuing year. 

Correspondence has been opened with 
Andrew Carnegie in the hope of estab- 
lishing a free public library and having 
'Slv Carnegie give the money for a build- 
ing. 

A mass meeting was held in El Centro 
Sunday night, Nov. 22, to consider estab- 
lishing a free reading room. Subscrip- 
tions were asked for and over $400 was 
pledged immediately, the amount having 
been increased since. A one-story brick 
building has been leased for a year, and 
the reading room is to be opened as soon 
as the necessary furnishings are pro- 
cured. An entertainment will be given 
in the opera house Dec. 5 for the benefit 
of the new enterprise. — El Centro Press, 
Nov. 28. 

Eldridge, Sonoma co. 

California Home fob the Care and 
Training of Feeble-Minded Children, 
Library. Miss Tilla Fredericks, Libra- 
rian. Established 1906. Supported by 
the Home and open every day to the staff 
and the brighter inmates from 8 A. M. to 
8 P. M. 12 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 575. 

Elk, Mendocino co. 

The F. C. Drew Free Library. Jas. 
McMaster, Librarian. Established Janu- 
ary 10, 1908. Annual income about $100, 
received from donations. No paid em- 
ployees. Open to public every day from 
8 A. M. to 8 p. M. Located in room, rent 
free. 9 periodicals received regularly, all 
of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 32. Vols, added 
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7 ; gift 2. Total registered cardholders . streets site, have prepared a petition to 
36. Circulation 101. Three most popular be presented to the city trustees Tuesday 



books : The gospel of wealth, The marble 
faun, Under the rose. 

Elk Grove, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Miss I-Iarriet G. Eddy, Custo- 
dian. 

Total no. of vols. 100. 

W. C. T. U. Library. No librarian. 
In charge of principal of school. No 
income. Located in W. C. T. U. Hall, 
now rented for high school. 

Total no. of vols, about 300. The 
books have been turned over as a loan to 
the high school. 

Elsinore, Riverside co. 

Elsinore Free Public Library. 
Miss Althea Merrifield, Librarian. Estab- 
lished July 6, 1906. Annual income of 
library, $150, received from taxation. One 
employee. Open to public Tuesdays, 
Thursdays and Saturdays from 2 to 4 :30 
p. M. Located in room, rent free. 

Total no. of vols. 483. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 308 : by pur- 
chase 226 ; gift 82. Total registered card- 
holders 141 ; added 138. Circulation 624. 
Three most popular books : The prisoner 
of Zenda, Redskin and cowboy, The 
shuttle. 

Escondido, San Diego co. 

EscoNDiDO [Free] Public Library. 
E. F. Ward, Librarian. Miss Pearl 
Smith, Acting Librarian. Established 
1890; as Free Public, 1898. Annual in- 
come of library, $270, received from tax- 
ation. One employee. Open to public 
three days in week from 3 to 5 P. M. 
Owns building valued at $500. A $7500 
Carnegie building soon to be erected. 5 
periodicals received regularly, all of 
which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 1300. Total 
registered cardholders 480. Circulation 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 860. 

Trustees of the public library have 
selected a site for the proposed Carnegie 
building. It consists of two fifty-foot lots 
on the southeast corner of Kalmia and 
Iowa streets, fronting the south. The city 
is to give in exchange two twenty- five-foot 
lots near the City Plall, and to receive a 
bonus of $200. — Los Angeles Times, Oct. 
30. 

Escondido citizens, who consider the 
city park a more appropriate location for 
the library than the Kalmia and Iowa 



evening, asking that the site be changed. 
— San Diego Union, Dec. 15. 

Etna, Siskiyou co. 

Etna Free [Public] Library. Miss 
Millie Peters. Librarian. Established 
November. 1904. Annual income of 
library, $326, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 
p. M. Located in Town Hall, rent free. 
10 periodicals received regularly, none of 
which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 310. Vols, added 
dm-ing Oct., Nov. and Dec, 13, by gift. 
^'ols. lost 6. Total registered cardholders 
398 ; added 19 ; expired 2. Circulation 
257 : fiction 159 ; juvenile 87 ; miscel- 
laneous 11. Current magazines issued 58. 
Three most popular books : Graustark, 
The crossing. Little Colonel books. 

Miss Peters attended the Third Class 
in Library Methods, held by the State 
Library, in Red Bluff Nov. 2 to 13, and, 
too, the meeting of the Ninth District, 
C. L. A., held at Red Bluff Nov. 13. 

Eureka, Humboldt co. 

Eureka Free [Public] Library. 
W. G. Bonner, Librarian. Established 
January 25, 1878 ; as Free Public, April 
30, 1878. Annual income of library, 
$4224, received from taxation. Three 
employees, including janitor. Reading 
room open to public every day from 9 
A. M. to 9 P. M. ; for exchange of books 
every day except Sundays and holidays 
from 9 A. M. to 9 p. M. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $30,000. 90 period- 
icals received regularly, none of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 4915. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 168 : by pur- 
chase 166; gift 2. Vols, discarded 122. 
Circulation 8451 : fiction 4600 ; juvenile 
3166 ; miscellaneous 624 ; bound maga- 
zines 61. 

Miss Grace Brown, assistant librarian, 
resigned Nov. 1 and Miss Anna B. Wood- 
cock was appointed to fill the vacancy. 

Humboldt County Law Library. 
District Attorney in charge. Established 
1898. Annual income about $400, re- 
ceived from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. No paid employees. Open 
to public every day except holidays from 
8 A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1070. 

No additions reported. 



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Fairfield, Solano co. 

Solano County Law Libraey. Su- 
perior Judge in charge. Established 1SS5. 
Income received from fees for filing papers 
in civil suits. Open to public from 9 
A. M. to 4 p. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 2500. 

Nq additions reported. 

Fair Oaks, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. No custodian. 
Total no. of vols. 50. 



Ferndale, Humboldt co. 

Feendale [Free] Public Library. 
Mrs N. E. Winslow, Librarian. Estab- 
lished December, 1904 ; as Free Public. 
December, 1904. Annual income of 
library, .$730, received from taxation and 
I. O. G. T. One employee. Open to 
public every day except Sundays and 
holidays from 10 A. M. to 12 M. and 
from 1 : 30 to 5 : 30 and 7 to 9 : 30 p. m. 
Rents building for $20 per month. A 
$10,000 Carnegie building under construc- 
tion. 25 periodicals received regularly, all 
of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1122. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 15 : by gift 3 ; 
binding 12. Vols, repaired 4 ; rebound 14. 
Circulation 1659 : fiction 833 ; juvenile 
365 ; miscellaneous 132 ; current maga- 
zines 329. Three most popular books : 
The shuttle, The spoilers. The man in the 
case. 

Plans for the Carnegie library build- 
ing are about ready for the contractors 
and building operations will doubtless 
start soon. The architect is Warren Skill- 
ings of Eureka. — Eureka Times, Dec. 6. 

Folsom, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Rev W. H. Lloyd, Custodian. 

Total no. of vols. 50. 

Fortmia, Humboldt co. 

Foetuna Free Library. Mrs M. A. 
Clark, Librarian. Established April 19, 
1906. Annual income of library, $150, 
received from hall rent and Good Tem- 
plars. One employee. Open every week 
day from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M., Sun- 
days from 2 to 5 p. M. Rents building 
for $15 per month. 5 periodicals received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 780. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 43. Circula- 
tion 385. Current magazines issued 110. 



Fowler, Fresno co. 

FowLEE Free Library. Mrs Ruth 
Parkhurst, Librarian. Established 1880. 
Maintained by club. One employee. Open 
to public Mondays and Fridays from 2 :30 
to 4 :30 p. M. Owns building valued at 
$400. 7 periodicals received regularly, all 
of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 304. Total registered 
cardholders 18. Circulation 57. Three 
most popular books : The daughter of a 
magnate, Jo's boys. Trail and campfire. 

Mrs W. E. Mardeu of the Improvement 
Club attended the meeting of the Fourth 
District, C. L. A., held at Fresno Oct. 
22 and 23. 

Fresno, Fresno co. 

Fresno Free Public Library. Miss 
Jean D. Baird, Librarian. Established 
1891; as Free Public, 1891. Annual in- 
come of library, $4000, received from 
taxation. Four employees, including jan- 
itor. Open to public every week day in 
year, except two, from 9 a. m. to 9 
p. M., Sundays 2 to 7 P. M. Owns Carne- 
gie building, valued at $30,000. 70 peri- 
odicals received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 9897. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 145 : by pur- 
chase 140 ; gift 5. Total registered card- 
holders 3506; added 196; renewed 88. 
Circulation 14,017 : fiction 7887 ; juvenile 
2.503 ; miscellaneous 1979 ; bound maga- 
zines 1668. Three most popular books : 
The flower of the dusk. The lure of the 
mask, Wayfarers. 

Miss Baird, Miss Bessie Dalzell, and 
Miss S. B. McCardle attended the meet- 
ing of the Fourth District, C. L. A., held 
at Fresno Oct. 22 and 23. 

Miss Sadie F. Clark was elected second 
assistant librarian at the meeting of the 
Board of Trustees, Dec. 1. The vacancy 
in the library is caused by the resignation 
of first assistant librarian Miss Bessie 
Dalzell, who will move to Oakland to be 
with her parents, after the first of the 
year. Miss Clark is the daughter of the 
late City Recorder A. M. Clark. — Fresno 
Repuhlican, Dec. 2. 

Miss Bessie Dalzell's present address is 
559 Jones street, Oakland. 

A smoking and reading room will be 
fitted up in the basement of the Public 
Library. The room is about 20x60 and 
will have an entrance directly from the 
street. It will be supplied with daily 
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checkers, chess, etc. — Fresno Tribune, 
Dec. IS. 

At a special meeting of the Library 
Trustees Oct. 21 the trustees declared 
themselves in favor of giving the priv- 
ileges of the library to all residents of the 
county, if the supervisors will make an 
appropriation for the work. — Fresno Re- 
piihlicdii, Oct. 22. 

Fbesno County Law Library. H. E. 
Dwelle in charge. Established September 
29, 1891. Annual income about .$1200, 
received from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. No paid employees. Open at 
all times to members of Bar. Located in 
Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 4035. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 17. 

At the annual meeting of the trusteeg 
yesterday, it was resolved to ask the 
supervisors to double the present $3500 
insurance on the library books. — Fresno 
R<t>tibiicaii. Jan. 7. 

FuUerton, Orange eo. 

FULLERTON [FrEE] PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Miss Minnie Maxwell. Librarian. Es- 
tablished February 19, 1906 ; as Free 
Public, December 16, 1907. Annual income 
of librarj', $1230. received from taxation. 
Two employees, including janitor. Open 
to public every day except holidays ; week 
days from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m.. Sun- 
days from 2 to 5 P. m. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $10,000. 48 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1437. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 179 : by pur- 
chase 173 ; gift 6. Vols, repaired 112. 
Total registered cardholders 551 ; added 
57 ; surrendered 13. Circulation 3466 : 
fiction 1312 : juvenile 1044 ; miscellaneous 
279 : current magazines 831. Three most 
popular books. Mr Crewe's career, Aunt 
.Jane of Kentucky, The baci'ier. 

Miss Maxwell attended the Second Class 
in Library Methods, held by the State 
Lilirary, in Coltou Oct. 5 to 17. 

Gait, Sacramento co. 

Saceamekto County Free Library 
Station. Mrs J. McMullin, Custodian. 
Total no. of vols. 50. 

Cheerful Workers' Library. Books 
were donated by the members of the club. 
Stored at present with Miss Etta Planalp. 

Total no. of vols. 136. 



Gilroy, Santa Clara co. 

GiLROY [Free] Public Library. Mrs 
Mary B. Benn. Librarian. Established 
December 11, 190.5. Annual income of 
library, $833, received . from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except holidays from 2 to 5 and 6 :30 to 
9 p. M. Located in room of new City 
Hall, rent free. A $10,000 Carnegie 
building being planned. 18 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for cir- 
culation. 

Total no. of vols, about 1005. Total 
registered cardholders about 515. 

No statistics received. ■ 

The city council has given a site for the 
proposed $10,000 Carnegie library build- 
ing. On January 2 a reply was received 
from Mr Carnegie asking that plans be 
forwarded to him. 

Glendale, Los Angeles co. 

Glendale Free Public Library. 
Mrs J. C. Danford, Librarian. Estab- 
lished February 26, 1906 : as Free Public 
August 14, 1907. Annual income of 
library, $1000, received from taxation. 
Two employees, including janitor. Open 
to public Mondays. Wednesdays and Sat- 
urdays from 1 to 6 p. m. Rents room for 
$15 per month. 13 periodicals received 
regularly, all of which are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols. 470. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 92. Vols, dis- 
carded 2. Total registered cardholders 
447 ; added 44 ; expired 13 ; surrendered 
.5. Circulation 737 : fiction 425 ; juvenile 
225 ; miscellaneous 87. Current maga- 
zines issued 809. Three most popular 
books : The barrier, The man from Brod- 
ney's. The trail of the lonesome pine. 

Dr Robert Blackburn was elected to 
fill the vacancy on the library board 
caused by the resignation of former pres- 
ident, Wilmot Parcher. O. A. Lane suc- 
ceeds Mrs Ella Witham. term expired. — 
Los Angeles Ti»ies, Oct. 2. 

The public library, having outgrown its 
old quarters, today opened in a large room 
in the Wellner building, Glendale ave. 
between Third and Fourth streets. — Glen- 
dale yews, Dec 5. 

Glendora, Los Angeles co. 

Glendora Public Library. Mrs H. 
P. Monahan. President Athena Club. 
Established 1904. Formerly maintained 
by the Athena Club, but closed at present. 



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Goleta, Santa Barbara co. 

*GoLETA Circulating Library. Mrs 
G. F. Maiers, Librarian. Established 
•July 10, 1901. Income received from 
dues. Fee, $1 per j^ear. 35 members. 
No paid employees. Open every day to 
members only. Rents room for $5 a 
year. 8 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 120. 

No additions reported. 

Gridley, Butte co. 

A lot was purchased for a public 
library April 30, 1907, by the Woman's 
Improvement Club from Wm. Brown. 
The deed provides that a free library 
shall be established on the lot. — Gridley 
Globe, May 1. 

The Woman's Club has the necessary 
money on hand and will soon make the 
final payment on the lot for the library 
building. 

A petition is soon to be circulated ask- 
ing the City Trustees to guarantee the 
maintenance of a public library. — Grid- 
ley Gloie, July 7. 

The Woman's Improvement Club has 
arranged for a course of musical enter- 
tainments and lectures, the first number 
of which occurs next Wednesday night. 
The club has in contemplation the erec- 
tion of a library building. — ^Sacramento 
Bee, Nov. 18. 

Athletic Club Library. Jack Long, 
Librarian, when library was opened to 
public. Established 1898 ; discontinued 
1900. The books have been loaned to 
Gridley Library Association and are lo- 
cated in the High School in charge of 
E. E. Wood, and open to the public from 
3 to 4 p. M. every school day. 

Hanford, Kings co. 

Hanford Free Public Library. jNIIss 
Norma Burrell, Librarian. Established 
1890; as Free Public. 1900. Annual in- 
come of library, $1650, received from 
taxation. Two employees, including jan- 
itor. Open to public every day except 
legal holidays ; week daj-s from 9 a. m. 
to 12 M. and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M., 
Sundavs from 2 to 5 P. M. Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $12,500. 21 
periodicals received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 3293. Total 
registered cardholders about 1533. 

No statistics received. 

Miss Burrell attended the meeting of 
the Fourth District, C. L. A., held at 
Fresno Oct. 22 and 23. 

Kings County Law Library. H. P. 
Brown, Secretary. Established July 1, 
1893. Income received from $1 fees for 



filing papers in civil suits. Open every 
day except Sundays from 9 a. m. to 5 
P. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 

No additions reported. 

Hayward, Alameda co. 

Hayward [Free] Public Library. 
Mrs Elizabeth Prouse, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1898; as Free Public, 1898. An- 
nual income of library, $1000, received 
from taxation. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays for nine hours. 
Owns Carnegie building. valued at 
$10,000. 

Total no. of vols, about 5081. 
No statistics received. 

Healdsburg, Sonoma co. 

Healdsburg [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Mary V. Provines, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1888; as Free Public. 1898. 
Annual income of library, $500, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day except Sundays from 2 
to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Located in City 
Hall, rent free. 27 periodicals received 
regularly, none of which are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols, about 3500. Vols, 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 87 : by 
purchase 85 ; gift 2. Vols, repaired 34. 
Total registered cardholders 791 ; added 
65 ; renewed 17 ; surrendered 19. Cir- 
culation 1977 : fiction 1321 ; juvenile 472 ; 
miscellaneous 184. Three most popular 
books : The lure of the mask, Mr Crewe's 
career. The husbands of Edith. 

The proposition of asking Carnegie for 
money for a library building is being con- 
sidered. — Healdsburg Scimitar, Nov. 6. 

^Healdsburg College Library. No 
librarian, as the college is closed this year. 
F. A. Lashier, Secretary. Supported by 
the college for^the use of its students only. 

Total no. of' vols, about 1000. 

Hemet, Riverside co. 

Hemet Free Library and Reading 
Room. Miss Ida M. Brooks, Librarian. 
Reading room established 1906 ; Library, 
March, 1907. Annual income received 
from subscriptions and entertainments. 
One employee. Open to public every 
week day from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. M., 
Sundays from 3 to 5 P. M. Located in 
room, rent free. 15 periodicals received 
regularly, only duplicates being for circu- 
lation. 

Total no. of vols, about 530. Total reg- 
istered cardholders about 343. 

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MLss Jessie F. Hoyt was married Sep- 
tember 14 to Prof. Dana Woods Hatch. 
Mrs Hatch continued acting as librarian 
until they left Hemet for Imperial, re- 
signing October 26. Miss Ida M. Brooks 
was appointed to take her place. Miss 
Brooks received the degree of B. A. at 
Wellesley College, Mass., in 1895. 

HighgTOve, Riverside co, 

HiGHGROVE Public Libbabt. Mrs 
Belle Goodwin, Librarian. Established 
January 22, 1907. Annual income re- 
ceived from subscriptions and entertain- 
ments. Two employees. Open to public 
every week day from 10 a. m. to 12 M.. 
and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. Jt. ; Sundays 
the library is kept open by the Epworth 
League boys from 2 to 5 p. si. Friday 
evening room is reserved for social pur- 
poses. Rents room for $20 per month. 
12 periodicals received regularly, all of 
which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 412. Total reg- 
istered cardholders about 298. 

No statistics received. 

a. W. Mumper has been elected presi- 
dent of the library board and Mrs E. C. 
Hagerty secretary. — Riverside Enterprise, 
Oct. 14. 

Highland, San Bernardino co. 

Highland Library Club Library. 
Miss Ella M. Parmelee, Librarian. 
Established 1898. Maintained by dues 
of .$2 per year and by subscriptions. 
One employee. Open to members daily 
from 2 to 4 : 30 P. M. and every evening 
except Sunday from 7 to 9. The reading 
room is free to the public and is open 
every day. Library Club owns building, 
valued at $2500. One periodical received 
regularly, which is for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1016. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 25, by gift. 
Vols, repaired 28. Total registered card- 
holders 40 ; added 20 ; renewed 7 ; expired 
6 ; surrendered 7. Circulation 404 : fiction 
336 ; juvenile 26 ; miscellaneous 32 ; bound 
magazines 5 ; current magazines 5. Three 
most popular books : Philip Winwood, The 
king of Honey Island, A soldier of Man- 
hattan. 

In October E. J. Yokam, president of 
Highland Library Club, presented ten 
volumes of "World's famous orations" 
edited by William Jennings Bryan ; and in 
November he presented fifteen volumes : 
"Appleton's library of historical fiction." 

Miss Parmelee attended the Second 
Class in Library Methods, held by the 
State Library, in Colton Oct. 5 to 17. 
3 — NN 



Hollister, San Benito co. 

HoLLiSTER Free Public Library. 
Miss Olive Evans, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1SS4; as Free Public, 1904. An- 
nual income of library, $500, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day except holidays ; week 
days from 1 to 5 : 30 and 7 to 9 p. M.. 
Sundays from 2 to 5 P. M. Owns build- 
ing, valued at $500. 9 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 1792. 
No statistics received. 

San Benito County Law Library.- 
George W. Jean, Secretary. Annual in- 
come about $600, about $100 of which is 
received from fees for filing papers in 
civil suits and about $500 from appro- 
priation made by Supervisors. No paid 
employees. Open at all hours. Located 
in Grangers Union building. 

Total no. of vols, about 1014. 

No additions reported. 

Hollywood, Los Angeles co. 

Hollywood [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Edna B. Watson, Librarian. Estab- 
lished May, 1906. Annual income of 
library, about $5000, received from taxa- 
tion. Three emploj-ees, including janitor. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 9 a. m. to 5 : 30 p. M. 
and 7 to 9 p. M. Owns Carnegie build- 
ing, valued at $15,250. 70 periodicals 
received regularly, of which 41 are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3170. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 159 : by pur- 
chase 137 ; gift 22. Total registered 
cardholders 1855 ; added 183. Circulation 
7292 : fiction 3814 ; juvenile 1367 ; miscel- 
laneous 1532 ; current magazines 579. 
Three most popular books : Peter. The 
trail of the lonesome pine, Camp fires on 
desert and lava. 

Mrs. Andrew Grob has presented the 
library with a clock. — Hollywood Sentinel, 
Dec IS. 

Holtville, Imperial co. 

HoLTViLLE Public Library. Mrs E. 
L. Stevenson, Librarian. Established June 
1, 1906. Annual income received from 
subscriptions, etc. No paid employees. 
Open to public every day from 9 A. M. to 
10 P. M. Located in telephone office at 
present. 

Total no. of vols, about 78. Total reg- 
istered cardholders about 27. 
No statistics received. 



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Imperial, Imperial co. 

Imperial [Feee] Public Library. 
Mott H. Arnold, Secretary Library Trus- 
tees. Ordinance passed .June 17, 1908 ; 
Library Trustees appointed October 30, 
1908, and held their first meeting Novem- 
ber 21, 1908. The trustees organized with 
E. E. Patten as president and Mott H. 
Arnold secretary, the others being Mrs 
R. H. Benton, Leroy Holt and Geo. H. P. 
Shaw. The library is to have an annual 
income of $1100, to be received from taxa- 
tion beginning January, 1909. No libra- 
rian appointed as yet. It is planned to ask 
Andrew Carnegie for a $10,000 library 
building. Books are being ordered and 
it is hoped to open the library about Feb- 
ruary 1 in a rented room. 

Imperial 1^'EEE Library. Thos. J. 
Masterson, Secretary. Established 1899. 
Income received from subscriptions, mem- 
bership fee of 50 cents, entertainments, 
etc. Janitor is only paid employee. Open 
every day except Sundays from 9 a. m. to 
10 p. M. Located in room on Main street, 
rent $12.50 per month. 
. Total no. of vols, about 150. 

No statistics received. 

Irvington, Alameda co. 

Anderson's Academy Library. Dr 
L. S. Anderson, Librarian. Established 
1905. Income received from school fund. 
No paid employees. Open to students 
of t^e academy during school hours. 

Total no. of vols. 308. 

No additions reported. 

Jackson, Amador co. 

Jackson [Free] Public Library. 
Robert C. Bole, Secretary Library Trus- 
tees. Ordinance passed April 11, 1907 ; 
trustees appointed May 2, held first 
meeting July 26. Amount to be received 
from taxation, $605 per year. 

No news items received. 

Amador County Law Library. 
William Going, Librarian. Annual in- 
come about $80, received from fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. Open to 
public from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Located 
in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 704. 

No additions reported. 

Kerman, Fresno co. 

Kerman Free Library. Henry Kress- 
man, Librarian. Established June 1, 
1907. Open daily for the use of resi- 
dents of Kerman district. Located in 



the office of Fresno Irrigated Farms Com- 
pany. 

Total no. of vols, about 150. — Kerman 

News, July 18. 

No statistics received. 

Kern City, Kern co. 

Kern [Free] Public Library. Miss 
Anna M. Craig, Librarian. Established 
1896. Annual income of library, $1200, 
received from taxation. Two employees. 
Open to public five days each week from 
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Located in old 
Town Hall. SO periodicals received reg- 
ularly, of which 20 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 2110. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 9, by pur- 
chase. Total registered cardholders 327 ; 
added 73. Circulation 2645. Current 
magazines issued 107. Three most pop- 
ular books : The leopard's spots, Grau- 
stark. For the soul of Rafael. 

A cabinet for holding magazines has 
been added to the library, and a new 
cement sidewalk has been laid in front 
<bf the building. 

In November 116 books — fiction — were 
cataloged and 75 books — non-fiction — 
labeled ; in December 187 volumes of 
fiction were cataloged and, 106 non-fiction 
labeled. 

La JoUa, San Diego co. 

La Jolla Library Association Li- 
brary. Miss Nina T. Waddell, Librarian. 
Established 1899. Income of library re- 
ceived from donations. Two employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidays, the 
reading room from 8 A. m. to 9 P. M. ; 
for exchange of books, 3 to 4 p. m., and 
Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 P. m. 
Owns building, valued at about $800. -25 
periodicals received regularly, of which 
18 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 1725. Vols. 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 75 : 
by purchase 3 ; gift 72. Circulation 1474 : 
fiction 806 ; juvenile 182 ; miscellaneous 
486. 

Marine Biological Association of 
San Diego Library. Harry Beal Torrey, 
Librarian. Miss Nina T. Waddell, As- 
sistant and Acting Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1905. For the use of the Biological 
Station especially, but open to the public 
for reference. 

Total no. of vols, about 200 and many 
pamphlets. 



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Lakeport, Lake co. 

Lakepoet Feee Public Libeaky. 
Ordinance passed Feb. 3, 'OS. — Clear 
Lake Press, Feb. 8, '08. 

Tbe library trustees appointed are : 
Jud!?e M. S. Sayre, Prof. H. N. Caldwell, 
J. P. Utler, Mrs C. F. May and Mrs 
W. W. Page. It has been decided not 
to do anything about the Public Library 
until Jan. 1, '09, as there will be no 
funds until then. 

No news items received. 

Clear Lake Libeaey Association 
LiBEAEY. Miss Arvilla A. Copenhaver, 
Librarian. Established Nov. 13, 1906. 
Annual income received from quarterly 
fees of 50 cents each and from donations. 
Library open to members, and to public 
upon payment of ten cents for each book. 
Use of reading room free. Books are 
issued every day from 2 to 5 : 30 p. m. ; 
every evening except Sundays from 7 to 
9 ; Saturday and Monday mornings from 
10 to 12. Rents two rooms for $10 per 
month. 20 periodicals received regularly, 
of which 14 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 570. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 57, by gift. 
Circulation 38. Three most popular 
books : Beverly of Graustark, The Vir- 
ginian, The daughter of Anderson Crow. 

Laton, Fresno co. 

Laton Libeaey. Mrs Lua E. Babcock, 
Librarian. Established Jane, 1902. In- 
come of library received from subscrip- 
tions, etc. One employee, including 
janitor. Library open to public Mondays 
and Thursdays each week from 2 to 5 
p. M. and sis evenings from 7 to 9 P. M. 
Owns building, valued at .$3000. 15 peri- 
odicals received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1400. Vols added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 16, by gift. 
Total registered cardholders 50 ; added 
.30 : renewed 34 ; expired 25. Circulation 
606. Three most popular books : Jane 
Cable, Pigs is pigs, Double trouble. 

Lincoln, Placer co. 

LiKCOLN Feee Public Libeaey. Mrs 
Bertha C. Landis, Librarian. Estab- 
lished January 9, 1906 ; as Free Public, 
January 9, 1906. Annual income of 
library, $684, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 3 : 30 
to 4 : 30 and 7 : 30 to 9 P. M. ; reading 
room open all day and all evening. Rents 
building for $15 per month. A $6000 
Carnegie building soon to be begun. 15 
periodicals received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation three months after 
received. 



Total no. of vols. 114.3. Vols addc;! 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 39: by pur- 
chase 27; gift 32. Vols, discarded 5: 
lost 1. Total registered cardholders 3<J0 : 
added 26 ; renewed 7 ;- surrendered 27. 
Circulation 1269. Current magazines 
issued 48. Three most popular books : 
The last voyage of the Donna Isabel, The 
trail Qt the lonesome pine. The barrier. 

Mrs Landis attended the meeting of the 
Fifth District, C. L. A., held at Sacra- 
mento Nov. 21. 

The contract for the building of the 
$12,000 Carnegie library has been let to 
Hoyt Bros, of Santa Rosa. The building 
will be typical of Lincoln's great industry, 
pressed brick and terra cotta being used. 
Some granite will also be used, and will 
be obtained from the quarries adjacent to 
Lincoln. Work will begin in about two 
months. The town is able to erect this 
kind of a building through the generosity 
of Gladding. McBean and Company in 
furnishing the necessarj- building mate- 
rials mentioned. — Auburn Repiihlicun, 
Nov. 5. 

The city trustees have purchased the 
"Jansen lots'' on Fifth street for the 
Carnegie library site. The price, $2500. 
was raised by popular subscription. — Lin- 
coln Neivs-Messcnger, Dec. 19. 

Livennore, Alameda co. 

Liveemoee Feee [Public] Libbary. 
Mrs S. J. Harp, Librarian. Established 
September, 1896 ; as Free Public, Sep- 
tember, 1901. Annual income of library. 
$870, received from taxation and rent of 
annex. One employee. Open to public 
every day except legal holidays from 11 
A. M. to 12 M. and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 
p. 51. Located in building, rent free. 27 
periodicals received regularly, all of which 
ai-e for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 5150. Vols. 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 2 : by 
purchase 1 ; gift 1. Vols, discarded 7. 
Total registered cardholders 4.52 ; added 
15. Circulation 2409 : fiction 1600 : juve- 
nile 367 ; miscellaneous 92 ; current maga- 
zines 3.50. Three most popular books : 
The barrier, The squaw man. The shuttle. 

The city trustees have agreed to make 
the i-equired guarantee for the support of 
the library, which is to ask for a $10,000 
building from Carnegie, provided the site 
is secured without expense to the munici- 
pality. — Livermore Herald, Dec. !!•. 



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A site lias been selected for the library 
bnikliug. It is 100 by 100 feet on K and 
Fifth streets, cost to be $600. Money will 
be raised by subscription. — Livermore 
Re raid, Dec. 26. 

Lodi, San Joaquin co. 

LoDi [Feee] Public Libraey. H. S. 
Clark, sr.. Librarian. Established May 1. 
1902; as Free Public. February 25, -1907. 
Annual income of library, over $400, of 
which $254 is received from taxation, and 
$175 from subscriptions. One employee, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day from 9 A. M. to 8 : 30 P. M. Rents 
building- for $10 per month. A $9000 
Carnegie building is soon to be erected. 

Total no. of vols, about 775. Total 
registered cardholders about 125. 

No statistics received. 

Tag day, held for the purpose of raising 
money for new books for the library, 
yielded a couple of hundred dollars. — 
Lodi Herald, Dec. S. 

Payment on the library site has been 
completed. It was made possible by the 
handing over of $858 from the fund do- 
nated by Lodi business men for fire hose 
and apparatus, the money being no longer 
needed for that purpose, and the donors 
generously turning the money over to 
the library. — Lodi Herald, Dec. 9. 

Bids for the library building were 
opened Dec. 23. Bids for both construc- 
tion and painting were captured by local 
firms. "Work on the new building will 
begin shortly after the first of the year. 
Mr King of Stockton is the architect. — 
Lodi Herald, Dec. 28. 

Lompoc, Santa Barbara eo. 

LoMPOC [Free] Public Library. Mrs 
Estelle G. White, Librarian. Estab- 
lished as Free Public June 24. 1907. 
Annual income of library, about $900, re- 
ceived from taxation. One employee. Li- 
brary is free also to out-of-town residents. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 1 : 80 to 5 and 7 to 9 
p. M. Rents building for $100 per year. 
5 periodicals received regularly, all, ex- 
cept the latest issue, of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1011. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 66: by pur- 
chase 49; gift 17. Vols, repaired 121; 
rebound 14. Total registered cardholders 
427; added 39. Circulation 1772. Cur- 
rent magazines issued 185. 

The town trustees considered the ques- 
tion of asking for a Carnegie library 
building at their meeting Dec. 14. The 
president of the board was requested to 



direct the Alpha Literary and Improve- 
ment Club, the Woman's Book Club and 
the Lompoc Public Library trustees to 
appoint a committee of two each to con- 
fer and look up a site for a library and 
obtain prices thereon. Rev C. S. Tanner, 
library trustee, resigned and F. S. Lewis 
was appointed to fill the vacancy. — Lom- 
poc Journal, Dec. 19. 

^Woman's Book Club Library. Mr 
L. Henderson in charge. Established 
1901. Fee 75 cents, dues 10 cents per 
month. 53 members. Open to members 
only at Henderson's Drug Store. 

Total no. of vols, about 120. 

No news items received. 

Long Beach, Los Angeles co. 

Long Beach [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Victoria Ellis, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1895; as Free Public, 1901. An- 
nual income of library, about $11,000, re- 
ceived from taxation, etc. Five employees. 
Janitor hired by city. One branch. Two 
deposit stations. Open to public every 
day execept Sundavs from 9 a. m. to 9 
p. M. Located in City Hall. A $35,000 
Carnegie building under construction. 96 
periodicals received regularly, of which 1 
to 5 copies of each are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 13,697. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 828 : by pur- 
chase 761 ; gift 42 ; binding 25. Vols, dis- 
carded 33 ; repaired 242 ; rebound 140. 
Cardholders added 092 ; renewed 11 ; ex- 
pired 721. Circulation 38,280 : fiction 
18,168 ; .iuvenile 6541 ; miscellaneous 
4915 ; bound magazines 93 ; current mag- 
azines 3563. Pictures circulated 1178. 
Vols, in branch library 500 ; circulation 
716. Three most popular books : Peter, 
The trail of the lonesome pine, Stories of 
the operas. 

During September, 1908, the residents 
of West Long Beach made known to the 
trustees of the Long Beach Public Library 
their desire for a branch library or read- 
ing room to be established at that place. 
The suggestion met with the entire ap- 
proval of the trustees and immediate steps 
wore taken to secure a suitable room. On 
October 10, 1908, a branch library was 
opened for one day each week. This 
proved so successful and was so much 
appreciated by the patrons that arrange- 
ments were made to open the branch two 
days in the week and the reading room 
every evening. 

The new Carnegie library building is 
to be on the site of the old whale house, 
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of the largest whale ever captured. It 
was 6.5 feet in length and its weight was 
estimated at 40 tons. The whale is to be 
quartered in the basement of the new 
library building. — Claremont Courier, 
Sept. 23. 

The salary of Miss Riddell, 3d assist- 
ant, has been raised. — Long Beach Tele- 
gram, Sept. 30. 

The library board has decided to install 
in the new library, tubing for cleaning 
by the suction process. — Long Beach Tel- 
egram, Oct. 2. 

A branch of the public library will be 
placed in West Long Beach in the chil- 
dren's library room of the Terminal 
school. One hundred books will form the 
nucleus of the library. It will be open 
five afternoons from 3 :30 to 4, under the 
direction of the principal of the school, 
and on Saturday one of the library staff 
will deliver and receive books at the 
branch from 10 A. M. to 6 p. m. — Long 
Beach Press, Oct. 7. 

The Terminal branch is a success, 2.50 
books being issued during November. — - 
Long Beach Press, Dec. 2. 

The young women of the Long Beach 
Public Library meet once each month with 
Miss Victoria Ellis for the discussion of 
topics which will be helpful supplements 
to their library work. The discussion 
centers about current events, American 
literature, current fiction and miscel- 
laneous literary themes. — Long Beach 
Press, Oct. 15. 

Miss Florence Whyte, who haf^ been in 
the Long Beach training class, took the 
library examination in Los Angeles last 
week and passed at 9G per cent, the high- 
est in the class. Miss Whyte has begun 
her work in the Los Angeles library. — 
Long Beach Press, Nov. 3. 

At the meeting of the library board, 
Dec. 1, it was decided to employ another 
assistant for the library. — Long Beach 
Press, Dec. 2. 

From present indications the new Car- 
negie building will be ready for occupancy 
about the first of March. — Long Beach 
Telegram, Dec. 17. 

Lordsburg, Los Angelea co. 

LoRDSBUEG Public Libeary. Stored 
at present with City Clerk J. A. McClel- 
lan. Established 1902. Stored for many 



years, but turned over to city in Decem- 
ber, 1907. Steps are now being taken to 
secure a lot and the plan is to erect a 
library building. 

Total no. of vols. 112S (June 30, '05). 

The Lordsburg Public Library is to 
be open again to the public in the City 
Hall each Saturday afternoon and even- 
ing. Mrs S. Ratakin will be librarian. — 
San Dimas Eagle. Aug. 20. 

No news items or statistics received. 

M. L. Sparks has made a donation of 
a year's subscription for nine of the best 
magazines for the public library. — Po- 
mona Progress, Dec. 9. 



Los Angeles, Los Angeles co. 

Los Angeles [Free] Public Library. 
Chas. F. Lummis, Librarian. Estab- 
lished December, 1872 ; as Free Public, 
July, 1891. Annual income of library, 
$106,070, received from taxation. 84 em- 
idoyees, including janitors and pages. 
Ten branches and five deposit stations. 
Open to public every week day from 9 
A. M. to 9 : 30 P. M.. Sundays and holi- 
days 1 to' 9 p. M. No book^ loaned on 
Sundays and holidays. Rents building 
for .$1000 per month. 796 periodicals 
received regularly, of which 177 are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 117.804. Vols. 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec. 6290: 
by purchase 5547 ; gift 611 ; binding 132. 
Total registered cardholders 39,411 ; added 
4670 ; renewed 23 ; expired 2834 ; sur- 
rendered 106. Circulation 122.019 : fiction 
66,919 ; juvenile 22,713 ; miscellaneous 
22,621 ; bound magazines, 900 ; current 
magazines 8866 ;. Vols, in branch sta- 
tions 15,875 ; circulation 50,551. Circula- 
tion in deposit stations 430. Most popu- 
lar fiction : Ramona, Beverly of Grau- 
stark, Ancestors, A servant in the house : 
non-fiction. Science and healtli. Religiiiu 
and medicine. 

The playground experiment of 1907 was 
successful and the library has extended 
the same facilities to two other play- 
grounds, making three in all. 

During 1908 several additions were 
made to the collection of unpublished 
"sources" in California history. The most 
notable is the purchase of the 1137-page 
manuscript of the Mercury Case — the full 
proceedings of the most important ease of 
contraband trade on the California coast 
by Boston ships at the time of our second 
war with England. 



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In a show case iu the Public Library 
are assembled a number of books written 
by men and women wlio live in, or who 
have at some time had personal relations 
with, Los Angeles. The list of books is 
given in the Los Angeles Pacific OiifJooJc, 
Nov. 21. 

Miss Louise Finley and Miss G. M. 
White attended the meeting- of the Sixth 
District, C. L. A., held at Coltou Oct. 19. 

A petition for a branch library for 
East Los Angeles has been sent to the 
library board with 800 names. — Los An- 
geles A"eiC-s, Oct. 3. 

Sis of the nineteen young women who 
took the entrance examinations for the 
twenty-first training class of the Los An- 
geles Public Library have passed. They 
will now have to undergo an oral exam- 
ination by Director Rodman and Libra- 
rian Lummis. The five successful candi- 
dates were : Misses Grace Bailey, Olga 
Sinclair, Florence Whyte, Aurora LaGue, 
3Iarie Tollefdou and Van Tyne Smith. — 
Los Angeles IJeraM, Oct. 29. 

Miss Anna McC. Beckley of the Los 
Angeles Public Library is giving lectures 
ou art at the Immaculate Heart College, 
Hollywood. — Hollywood Sentinel. Oct. 22. 

A large number of books by Southern 
California writers, exhibit of binding meth- 
ods and binding done iu Southern Cali- 
fornia may be seen all week (Prosperity 
Week) at the public library. — Los An- 
geles Record, ^o\. 16. 

In the charter amendments which will 
be voted on February 2, there is a pro- 
vision for a bond issue for the construc- 
tion of a library building in Central Park. 
— Los Angeles Evening Neivs, Nov. 28. 

A mauuscript copy of the history of 
Southern California missions from 1697 
to 1737 has been loaned to the Los An- 
geles Public Library. The manuscript 
has remained hidden for nearly two cen- 
turies. It was written by William Gor- 
don, a Scotch missionary, who was in 
California in 1750 and who was known 
as one of the foremost missionaries of his 
time. The work is owned by Edward E. 
Ayer of Chicago. A certified copy of it 
will be made. — Los Angeles Examiner, 
Dec. 3. 

Mayor Harper in his annual message 
to the city council recommends the erec- 
tion of a public library building. — Los 
Angeles Herald, Jan. 6. 



Barlow Medical Libkaey. Miss 
.Jessie A. Wier, Librarian. Established 
February. 1907. Annual income to be 
received from membership fees of $25 per 
year. Open free to all professional men 
and students every week day from 1 to 5 
P. M. and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sat- 
urdays also from 7 to 10 p. m. The 
library is essentially for reference, but 
members of the association, under certain 
conditions, are allowed to take out litera- 
ture. The Barlow Medical Library Asso- 
ciation owns building, which exclusive of 
lot and furnishings cost $22,0(K), the gift 
of Dr W. Jarvis Barlow, 742 Buena 
Vista street. The two leading medical 
publications of the city are received in 
exchange, and about 60 foreign journals 
are subscribed for. the total current peri- 
odicals on file being 210. 

The library contains (Feb. 1, '08) : 
Books 1809 vols. ; bound journals, etc., 
1004 vols. ; unbound journals (approxi- 
mate) 2000 vols, and parts of vols. ; re- 
prints, etc. (approximate) 2186 vols., 
together with a large number of duplicate 
books and journals. 

No additions reported. 

Califoenia Society Sons of the 
Revolution and Society of Colonial 
Wars Library. Iloldridge O. Collins, 
Librarian. Established May. 1893. In- 
come received from the society. No paid 
employees. Open to members of the so- 
ciety and those recommended by members 
and to the public for reference Mondays. 
Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 :30 to 3 
p. M. Located in hall rented by society. 
620 San Fernando building. 3 periodicals 
received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 800. About 100 
pamphlets. 

In October. 1908, the management of 
the library was changed by the organiza- 
tion of a standing committee of one called 
Committee on the Library, to which office 
Holdridge O. Collins was elected and 
since that time the library has been under 
his charge. 

Church of the Neighborhood Set- 
tlement Library. Estella Andrews, Li- 
brarian. Established April 1, 1907. No 
income. No paid employees. Open two 
afternoons in each week for two hours 
each. Located in Settlement house (1320 
Wilson ave. ) adjoining church, rent free. 

Total no. of vols. 500. 



* Court of Appeal Library. W. H. 

Morris, Librarian. Established prac- 
tically since ]March, 1908. Income re- 
ceived from court fees. One employee. 
For use of the appellate judges only. Lo- 
cated in the International Building. 
Total uo. of vols, about 5750. 



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*HiSTOEiCAL Society of Southern 
Califoenia Library. J. M. Guinn, Li- 
brarian. Established Nov. 1, 1SS3. An- 
nual income about $200. received from 
membership dues. No paid employees. 
Open to members, and to others on invi- 
tation of members, on three days each 
week from 2 to 4 p. M. Located in rooms 
in Court House, rent free. 5 periodicals 
received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 1600. 

No additions reported. 

*JoNATHA?v- Club Library. Charles 
Dwight Willard, member of library com- 
mittee. Established 1905. Maintained 
by Jonathan Club and free to members 
only. 

Total no. of vols, about 2000. 
No additions reported. 

Los Angeles Chamber of Mines Li- 
BBABY. Geo. N. Nolan. Secretary of 
Chamber of Mines, in charge. Estab- 
lished August 190S. Maintained by 
Chamber of INIines. Open to members, 
and to the public for reference only, every 
day except Sundays from 9 A. M. to 5 
p. Si. Located at 224 South Spring street. 
About 75 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 615. 

Los Angeles County Law Library. 
Thos. W. Robinson. Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1S91 . Annual income about .$12,000, 
received from fees for filing papers in 
civil suits, and from dues. Three em- 
ployees. Open to public every week day 
from S : 30 a. m. to 10 P. M.. Sundays 
from 9 a. jr. to 1 p. m. Located at 604 
Merchants Trust Co. Building, 207 South 
Broadway. 

Total no. of vols. 39.800. "N'ols. added 
during year lo50. 

It is anticipated that spacious quartei's 
^\ill soon be provided for the County Law 
Liljrary in the ucav county building to be 
known as the Hall of Records. 

Los Angeles Directory Library. 
E. D. Morrison, General Superintendent. 
Los Angeles City Directory Co. Estab- 
lished ISSO. Income received from Com- 
pany. Open to public free for reference. 
Located 410-412 American National Bank 
Building. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 
No statistics received. 

*Los Angeles Military Academy Li- 
BR.VRY. A. Mac Kimm. Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1S94. Income received from the 
Academy, and open to students only. 

Total no. of vols, about 4000. 

*Los Angeles Railroad Library. 
Mrs T. B. Kennedy, Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 6. 1906. Installed at Divi- 
sion no. 2. It is probable that in time a 
similar library will be installed at Divi- 
sion no. 1. Library is maintained by 



Los Angeles Railway Company, and is 
for trainmen only. 

Total no. of vols, about 929. 

No statistics received. 

Metaphysical Library. Eleanor M. 
Reesberg, Secretary and Librarian. Es- 
tablished February, 1902. Each card- 
holder pays 25 cents per month for use of 
books and magazines. Two employees. 
Open to public every week day from 12 
M. to 8 p. M., Sundays from 1 to 5 P. M. 
Located 611 Grant Building. 

Total no. of vols, over 500. Total card- 
holders about 1138. 

No statistics received. 

Occidental College Library. Miss 
Frances R. Foote, Librarian. Open to 
students only every school day from 8 
A. M. to 3 p. M., and from 7 to 9 P. M. 
Owns Stimson building, valued at $20,- 
000. GO periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 7000 

No additions reported. 

Polish Library Association Library. 
M. S. Swantek, Librarian. Established 
April 10, 1906. Annual income received 
from monthly dues of 10 cents for use of 
books. 40 members. No paid employees. 
Open to public every Thursday from 7 
to 9 p. M. Located at 153 N. Ohio street, 
rent $6 per month. 

Total no. of vols. 300. 

No additions reported. 

Santa Fe Library. Miss Blanch 
Whiting, clerk of hospital, Librarian. 
Established March, 1907. Income re- 
ceived from Santa Fe Hospital Associa- 
tion. No paid employees. Open to 
patients, employees and their families, 
every day from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M. Lo- 
cated in Santa Fe Hospital. 

Total no. of vols. 403. 

No news items received. 

* Southern California Academy of 
Sciences Library. Prof. Melville 
Dozier. Librarian. Established 1891. 
Annual income received from dues. 
Open to members only. Located at 116 
North Broadway. 

Total no. of vols, about 1500. 

No news items received. 

State Normal School Library. 
Miss Elizabeth H. Fargo, Librarian. 
Established 1881. Income received from 
Normal School fund. Two employees. 
Open to students on school days from 
8 A. M. to 5 P. M., Saturdays from 9 a. m. 
to 12 M. Open to public for reference 
only. Located in Normal School build- 
ing. Grand ave.. cor. of 5th street. 92 
periodicals received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 17,219. 

No additions reported. 



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Theosophical Library Association 
Library. Miss Virginia A. Baverstock, 
Librarian. Established 1896. Supported 
by subscriptions, fines, etc. No paid em- 
ployees. Open every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 2 to 4 P. M. Located 
in Room 406, Blanchard Building, rent 
$35 per month. 3 periodicals received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 600. Total 
registered cardholders about 155. 

No statistics received. 

United States Circuit Court Li- 
brary. Wm. M. Van Dyke, Clerk of 
U. S. Circuit Court, in charge. Estab- 
lished January 10, 1887. No paid em- 
ployees. For use of judges and court 
officials. Located in Tajo Building, 307 
W. First street. 

Total no. of vols. 207 (Supreme Court 
reports). 

No additions reported. 

University of Southern California. 
College of Liberal Arts Library. 
Miss Sarah K. Miller, Librarian. Miss 
Charlotte M. Brown, Acting Librarian. 
Established 1882. Annual income of 
library from $1500 to $2000, received 
from University fund and private gifts. 
Two employees and three student assist- 
ants. Open every week day to faculty, 
students and outsiders as far as can be 
accommodated. Monday to Friday from 
8 A. M. to 4.30 p. M., Saturday from 8 
A. M. to 12 M. • Located in University 
building, 36th st. and Wesley ave. 5?5 
periodicals received regularly, all of which, 
except current numbers, are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols. .5091 and about 2000 
public documents. Vols, added during 
Oct., Nov. and Dec, 478 : by purchase 
310 ; gift 132 ; binding 36. 

Same. College of Dentistry. 
George H. Cushing Library. William 
Bebb, Librarian. Established 1892. A 
reference library for use of students only. 

Total no. of vols. 500, of which 100 are 
text books and 400 bound periodicals. 
There are also about 500 unbound 
pamphlets. 

No additions reported. 

Same. College of Fine Arts Li- 
brary. Pearl Judson, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1907. Open daily for the use of 
students only. One employee. Located 
in College of Fine Arts Building, 212 
Thorne street. 

Total no. of vols, about 300. 

No additions reported. 

Same. College of Law Library. 
Mrs M. A. Norman, Librarian. Gavin 
W. Craig, Secretary. Established 1897. 
Two employees. Open every day except 



Sundays from 7 :30 a. m. to 9 :30 p. m. 
Located on Fifth Floor, Pacific Mutual 
Building, corner Third and Hill streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 1700. Vols. 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 150. 

Same. College of Medicine. See 
Barlow Medical Library. In February, 
1907, the 10,000 vols, of the College of 
Medicine were presented to the Barlow 
Medical Library. 

*Westlake School for Girls Li- 
brary. Miss F. de Laguna, Librarian. 
Established September, 1904. vSupported 
by the School for the use of students only. 
Located in School building. 20 periodicals 
i-eceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 1.500. 

*Woodlawn W. C. T. U. Circulating 
Library. Mrs C. A. Gale, Librarian. 
Established .July, 1906. Annual income 
about $61.35, all donated by friends of 
the W. C. T. U. Fee, 10 cents per month. 
One carrier. Open to any one acces- 
sible on the carriers' prescribed routes. 
100 library members. Located in a pri- 
vate house (3737 Adair street), rent free. 
20 periodicals received regularly, all of 
which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 140. Total 
registered cardholders about 36. 

No statistics received. 



Los Gatos, Santa Clara co. 

Los Gatos [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Henri A. Rankin, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1898; as Free Public, 1898. 
Annual income of library, $1199, received 
from taxation. Two employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except legal holidays from 10 a. m. to 12 
M. and from 2 to 5 : 30 and 7 to 9 P. M. ; 
Sundays from 2 : 30 to 4 : 30 p. M. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $10,000. 28 
periodicals received regularly, of which 27 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3735. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 77, by pur- 
chase. Vols, discarded 1. Total registered 
cardholders 0<;2 ; added 54 ; surrendered 
26. Circulation .3778 : fiction 1686 ; juve- 
nile 1219 ; miscellaneous 488 ; current 
magazines 385. 

Miss Rankin, several of the library 
trustees, members of the History Club 
and many others attended the meeting of 
the Second District, C. L. A., held at Los 
Gatos Dec. 12. 

Coffee Club Library. Mrs S. W. 
Rice, manager. Has about 150 books — 
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Los Molinos, Tehama co. 

Los Molinos Land Company Li- 
BKARY. No librarian. Established De- 
cember 1, 1907. Supported by the Los 
Molinos Land Co. Open free to all set- 
tlers on Los Molinos lands every week day 
from 8 A. M. to o P. M. and from 7 to 9 
p. M. Located in the office of the Land 
Company. About 15 magazines and news- 
papers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 

No statistics received. 

McCloud, Siskiyou co. 

McCloud Club Libraey. H. C. De 
Lano. Librarian. Established September 
10, 1906. Annual income of library, 
about $180, received from dues. etc. Fee, 
50 cents per month. 58 members. One 
employee. Open to . public every day 
except Sundays from 2 : 30 to 5 and 7 fo 
8 P. M. Reading and reference room free 
to public, but some of the books are free 
to members only. Located in building 
furnished free of charge by McCloud 
River Lumber Company. 

Total no. of vols. 940. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 21 : by pur- 
chase 18 ; gift 3. Vols, discarded 1 ; re- 
paired 2 ; lost 2. Total subscribers 41 ; 
added 14. Circulation 392: fiction 380; 
juvenile 8 ; miscellaneous 4. Three most 
popular books : The man from Broduey's, 
The barrier, The mystery of the yellow 
room. 

Madera, Madera co. 

Madeea Fkee Library. Established 
1901. Destroyed (about 2000 vols.) by 
fire December 24, 1906. 

No news items received. 

Madera County Law Library. F. A. 
Fee, Librarian. Established May, 1893; 
destroyed (about 450 vols.) by fire De- 
cember 24. 1906 ; reestablished 1907. In- 
come received from .$2 fees for filing 
papers. No paid employees. Located in 
Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 820. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 803. During 
December the county purchased the entire 
National Reporter system from the West 
Publishing Co. 

Mariposa, Mariposa co, 

Mariposa County Law Library. 
Judge J. J. Trabucco, Trustee. Estab- 
lished 1894. Income about $100. re- 
ceived from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. No paid employees. Open to 
public from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Located 
in Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 390. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 2. 



Markleeville, Alpine co. 

Alpine County Law Library. Frank 
Smith, County Clerk, in charge. Estab- 
lished 1880. Income received from $1 
fees for filing papers in civil suits and 
from contributions. No- paid employees. 
Open daily, except holidays, from 9 a. m. 
to 5 p. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. Vols, 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 40. 

Martinez, Contra Costa co. 

Martinez Free Reading Room and 
Library. Mrs Jennie I. Hale, Librarian. 
Mrs Mary J. Gillpatrick, Assistant and 
Acting Librarian. Established Oct. 1885. 
Annual income of library, about $1300. 
received from subscriptions, etc One 
paid employee. Open to public for ref- 
erence, to members of the association 
for lending and to the public for lending 
upon payment of 25 cents per month for 
the family, every day except Sundays 
from 2 to 5 and 6 : 30 to 9 p. m. Owns 
building, valued at $7500. 23 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation after first month. 

Total no. of vols. 2762. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1. by gift. 
Vols, lost 2. Circulation 1261 : fiction 
710 ; juvenile 316 ; miscellaneous 43 ; cur- 
rent magazines 192. 

The annual meeting of the Martinez 
Public Library Association will be held 
tonight in the library building. — Martinez 
Gazette, Oct. 27. 

Contra Costa County Law Library. 
Wm. S. Wells. Judge of Superior Court, 
in charge. Established 1892. Annual 
income about $290, received from $1 fees 
for filing papers in civil suits. Open to 
public every day except Sundays from 
9 A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols, about 763. 

No additions reported. 

*De La Salle Institute Library. 
Brother Jasper, Librarian. Established 
1879. Supported by the Institute and for 
the use of the Institute only. 6 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no of vols. 2100. Total no. of 
cardholders about 40. 

Marysville, Tuba co. 

Marysville City [Free Public] 
Library. Miss Mary E. Subers, Libra- 
rian. Established 18.58 ; as Free Public, 
.\pril, 1900. No library tax, but city 
pays librarian's salary, lighting expenses, 
etc Income for books derived from in- 
terest on bequests. Two employees, 
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day except Sundays and holidays, Mon- 
day to Friday from 10 A. M. to 12 m. 
and from 2 to 4 : 30 and 7 to 9 p. m. ; Sat- 
urdays, from 2 to 4 : 30 and 7 to 9 p. M. ; 
Sundays reading room open from 2 to 
4 : 30 p. M. Owns building, valued at 
$75,000. 77 periodicals received regu- 
larly, of which 32 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 8000. 

No statistics received. 

Miss Subers attended the Third Class 
in Library Methods held by the State 
Library, in Red Bluff Nov. 2 to 13, and, 
too, the meeting of the Ninth District, 
C. L. A., held at Red Bluff Nov. 13. 

John Q. Packard, who gave Marysville 
its $75,000 library building, died at his 
home near Santa Cruz Oct. 1. — San Fran- 
cisco Examiner, Oct. 3. 

A committee of the Women's Civic Im- 
provement Club has been appointed to 
have placards printed announcing to the 
public and to strangers that the Marys- 
ville library is free to the public, and 
giving its rules and hours. There is also 
a movement on foot to make the library 
a county one. — Marysville Appeal, Dec. 6. 

Yuba County Law Library. J. G. 
McLellen, Librarian. Annual income 
about $200, received from $1 fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. Open every 
week day from 9 a. m. to 5. p. M. Lo- 
cated in court room. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 

No additions reported. 

The supervisors have named attorneys 
W. H. Carlin, Richard Belcher and F. H. 
Greeley to serve as trustees of the County 
Law Library. — Sacramento Bee, Jan. S. 

Mendocino, Mendocino co. 

Mendocino Library Association 
Reading Room. Miss Esther Fisk, Sec- 
retary of Association. Established July 
6, 1908. Annual income, about $500, re- 
ceived from subscriptions. Open to pub- 
lic three afternoons from 2 to 5 and 
every evening except Sunday from 7 to 
9 : SO p. M. Located in Mui-ray building, 
rent $15 per month. 32 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, of which 4 are for cir- 
culation. 

Total no. of vols. 50. 

The Mendocino Library Association 
reading room is growing in favor, and is 
well patronized. Late magazines and 
daily papers are on hand, as well as 
games. — Mendocino Beacon, Dec. 19. 

Menlo Park, San Mateo co. 

*St. Patrick's Seminary Library 
Rev E. Godon. S. S., Librarian. Estab- 



lished 1898. Supported by the Seminary 
and for its use only. As the building in 
which the library was located was de- 
stroyed by the earthquake, and has only 
recently been repaired, full data can not 
be sent at present. 11 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 8000. 

Merced, Merced co. 

Merced Free Reading Room. Mrs 
L. H. Wolfsen, President W. C. T. U., 
in charge. Established by W. C. T. U. 
June 18, 1908. Income received from 
subscriptions. Located in a room three 
doors north of the Post Ofiice on Canal 
street. 

Total no. of vols, not known. 

George Hicks . Fancher Memorial 
Free [Public] Library. J. W. Knox, 
President Library Trustees. Established 
August 21, 1905. Annual income of 
library $1600, received from taxation. 

No books as yet. 

$4056 on hand. Tax levy brings in 
about $1600 annually. 

Library trustees are awaiting the de- 
cision of the Supreme Court in $25,000 
bequest. 

The Supreme Court had a rehearing of 
the Fancher library case in Sacramento. 
Nov. 10. It may be several months be- 
fore the matter is finally determined. — 
Merced Stin, Nov. 11. 

* Ladies Library Club. Mrs N. L. 
A. Cody, Librarian. Established Janu- 
ary, 1901. Annual income received from 
membership dues of $1.50 per year. 
Open to members only every day except 
Sundays from 7 : 30 a. m. to 9 P. M. 
Located in Cody's Drug Store, rent free. 

Total no. of vols.' 500. 

The books will ultimately be given to 
the Merced Public Library when it is 
well started. 

Merced County Law Library. H. S. 
Shaffer, District Attorney, in charge. 
I3stablished about 1894. Annual income 
about $20, received from $1 fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. No paid 
employees. Open to public every day 
except Sundays from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 332. 

No additions reported. 

Mills College, Alameda co. 

Margaret Carnegie Library. Miss 
Anna L. Sawyer, Librarian. Established 
1884. Annual income of library, $1000, 
received from endowment fund. Two 
employees, including janitress. Open to 
students and faculty every school day, 
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P. M., Friday from 9 a. m. to 4 p. M. 
Salary of librarian is paid from school 
fund, library endowment fund being used 
for books only. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at $28,000. 45 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for 
cii'culation to the faculty and 20 to 
students. 

Total no. of vols, about 9000. 

Xo statistics received. 

Miss Sawyer attended the meeting of 
the First Distrist C. L. A., held at Oak- 
land Nov. 6. 



Mill Valley, Marin co. 

Mill Valley [Free] Public Libeary. 
Miss Lillian Gardner, Librarian. Estab- 
lished as Free Public Oct. 13, 1908. 

The ordinance establishing a free pub- 
lic library in Mill Valley was passed Oct. 
13, 1908, and the library trustees were 
appointed Nov. 24, 1908, and held their 
first meeting Thursday, Dec. 3, 1908, 
organizing as follows : Frank L. Gilbert, 
president, and C. J. DuFour, secretary. 
The other members of the board are : 
Chas. H. Ham, Mrs F. F. Bostwick and 
Mrs Walter K. Freeman. 

The library trustees have received an 
ad\ance of .$300 from the town trustees 
to cover contingent expenses. 

The position of librarian has been ten- 
dered to Miss Lillian Gardner, of Mill 
Valley. 

A .$20,000 library building will be asked 
for from Carnegie. — ^lill Valley Enter- 
prise, Dee. 18. 

Mill Valley Free Libraey. No 
librarian as yet. Library to be opened 
in club house of Outdoor Art Club as 
soon as the shelving is completed. 

Total no. of vols. 600. 

No news items received. 

The books of this library will doubtless 
be turned over to the Public Library. 

Modesto, Stanislaus co. 

Modesto [Feee] Public Libeary. 
Mrs Blanche Bates, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1905 ; as Free Public, September 
4, 1907. Annual income of library, $766, 
received from taxation. Two employees. 
Open to public every day ; week days 
from 1 : 30 to 5 : 30 and 7 to 9 p. M., 
Sundays as reading room only from 2 to 
5 p. M. Rents rooms for $32.50 per 
month. 25 periodicals received regularly, 
none of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 1600. Vols. 



added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 292: 
by purchase 32 ; gift 200. Vols, lost 1. 
Total registered cardholders 543 ; added 
73 ; surrendered 4. Circulation 18S6 : 
fiction 1536 ; juvenile 234 ; miscellaneous 
116. Current magazines issued 117. 

The cataloging of the books will be 
completed within the next three months. 

The total receipts of the "Tag day," 
held recently for the purchase of new- 
books for the library, were $176.80. — 
Modesto News, Oct. 5. 

An exhibit of drawings by pupils of 
the fourth and sixth grades will be held 
for two weeks in the library. 

Donations of magazines that have been 
read are requested by the library. These 
donated magazines are loaned like books, 
while the . regular library magazines are 
kept on file. — Modesto Herald, Nov. 11. 

Half of the money recovered from the 
dissolution of the former Modesto Bil- 
liard Club was given to the library. — 
Modesto News, Dec. 8. 

239 books, mostly fiction, collected by 
the Friday Afternoon Club, recently dis- 
banded, have been given to the Modesto 
Public Library. — Modesto News, Dec. 10. 

Stanislaus County Law Library. 
L. J. Maddux, District Attorney, in 
charge. Income received from $1 fees 
for filing papers in civil suits. No paid 
employees. Open from 9 A. m. to 5 p. m. 

Total no. of vols. 396. 

No additions reported. 

Monrovia, Los Angeles co. 

Monrovia [Feee] Public Library. 
Miss Ellyn T. Hill, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1893; as Free Public, 1894. An- 
nual income of library, $1000, received 
from taxation. Three employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
Sundays from 10 : 30 a. m. to 8 : 30 P. M. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $10,- 
000. 45 periodicals received regularly, 
of which 42 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3926. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 43 : by pur- 
chase 20 ; gift 12 ; binding 11. Vols, dis- 
carded 9 ; repaired 80 ; rebound 131 ; lost 
6. Total registered cardholders 947 ; 
added 105 ; surrendered 2. Circulation 
3064: fiction 1934; juvenile 725; mis- 
cellaneous 327 ; bound magazines 78. 
Current magazines issued 943.. Three 
most popular books : Mr Crewe's career, 
The firing line. The man from Brodney's. 



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Monterey, Monterey co. 

MoNTEKEY Free Public Libeaky. 
Miss Etta Eckhardt, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1901 ; as Free Public, February 6. 
1906. Annual income of library, about 
$1665, received from taxation. Two em- 
ployees, including janitor. Open to pub- 
lic every day except Sundays from 2 to 
5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Rents building for 
$30 per month. A $10,000 Carnegie 
building under consideration. 28 period- 
icals received regularly, of which 23 are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 2058. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov; and Dec, 62: by pur- 
chase 00 ; gift 1 ; government document 1. 
Total registered cardholders 916 ; added 
86 ; surrendered 14. Circulation 3676 : 
fiction 2931 ; juvenile 499 ; miscellaneous 
170 ; current magazines 76. Three most 
popular books : The testing of Diana 
Mallory, The circular staircase. The trail 
of the lonesome pine. 

T. B. Hunter has resigned as a mem- 
ber of the Board of Library Trustees. 
Carmel Martin was elected to the vacancy. 
- — -Monterey Cypress, Oct. 7. 

The trustees are desirous of adding a 
Spanish section to the library, and an 
appeal is made to the public to give or 
sell to the library what they possess in 
that line. — Monterey Cypress, Oct. 8. 

Charles Carr has presented to the Mon- 
terey Public Library a very fine picture 
of Monterey in 1848. — Monterey Cypress, 
Oct. 20. 

. As neither the old theatre lot nor the 
Cuartel property can be used as the site 
for the proposed Carnegie library build- 
ing, since both belong to the State, it is 
hoped that some public-spirited citizen 
will donate a suitable site. — Monterey 
s, Nov. 25. 



Peesidio of Monterey. Post Li- 
BEAEY. John M. Moose, Librarian. Es- 
tablished September, 1902. Annual 
income of library, $90, received from 
Federal Government to be used for peri- 
odical literature. One employee. Open 
to public every day, reading room from 
7 :30 A. M. to 11 p. M., for exchange of 
books from 6 to 9 P. M. 19 periodicals 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1080. No books 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec. 

Mount Hamilton, Santa Clara co. 

Lick Observatory Library. Dr R. G. 
Aitken, Librarian. Established 1888. 



Annual income of library, about $300, 
received from Lick Observatory budget. 
No paid employees. Open every day, 24 
hours each. About 29 periodicals received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 6900. Vols. 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 179 : 
by purchase 78 ; binding 101. 



Mountain View, Santa Clara co. 

Mountain View [Free] Public Li- 
brary. Miss Laura Graham, Librarian. 
Established April, 1905 ; as Free Public, 
November, 1905. Ann.ual income of li- 
brary, about $400, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 2 to 6 
and 7 to 9 p. m. Rents building for $12 
per month. 13 periodicals received regu- 
uarlj% all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 563. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 40 : by pur- 
chase 2; gift 38. Vols, lost 1. Total 
i-egistered cardholders 450 ; added 17. 
Circulation 1438. Three most popular 
books : The crisis, The trail of the lone- 
some pine, The firing line. 



Napa, Napa co. 

Goodman [Free Public] Library. 
C. B. Seeley, Librarian. Established 
1885; as Free Public, 1885. Annual in- 
come of library, $3756, received from tax- 
ation. Three employees, including jan- 
itor. Open to public every day except 
holidays from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M., Sundays 
from 2 to 5 P. M. Owns building valued 
at $15,000. 95 periodicals received reg- 
ularly, none of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 9325. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 164: by pur- 
chase 161 ; gift 3. Vols, repaired 20 ; 
lost 1. Total registered cardholders 3252 ; 
added 95 ; renewed 1 ; surrendered 7. Cir- 
culation 7503: fiction 4803; juvenile 
2137 ; miscellaneous 539 ; current mag- 
azines 24. Three most popular books : 
Mr Crewe's career. The lure of the mask. 
The trail of the lonesome pine. 

Mr Seeley attended the meeting of the 
Third District, C. L. A., held at St. 
Helena Oct. 10. 

*Eagle Cycling Club Libraby. 
Louis M. Rossi, Librarian. Established 
November, 1903. Annual income of 
library, about $150, received from mem- 
bership fees. No paid employees. Open 
to members only every day from 9 a. m. 
to 11 P. M. Owns building, valued at 
$6000. 12 periodicals received regularly, 
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Total no. of vols. 846. Vols, added 
during Oct.. Nov. and Dec, 15, by pur- 
chase. Total registered cardholders IGO. 

The new Library Committee for 1909 
is E. M. Smith. 

Napa County Law Libeaky. Her- 
bert W. Whitton, Librarian. Established 
January, 1902. Annual income, about 
$300, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. One employee. 
Open to public from 10 A. M. to 4 p. m. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1400. 

No additions reported. 

Napa State Hospital Library. W. 
H. Martin, Librarian. Established 1877. 
No regular income, the library receiving 
only donations. No paid employees. For 
the use of patients and employees and 
open at all hours. Located in the main 
hospital building. No periodicals received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 100, all old books. 

Several years ago $25 per year was 
allowed for books, but this lasted only a 
short time. 

National City, San Diego co. 

National City Free Public Library. 
Mrs Sarah C. Dickinson, Librarian. Es- 
tablished about September, 1895 ; as Free 
Public, July, 1896. Annual income of 
library, $823, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except legal holidays, week days from 2 
to 5 p. M., Sundays from 3 to 5 P. m., and 
three evenings each week from 7 to 9. 
Located in City Hall, rent free. 32 
periodicals received regularly, all but cur- 
rent numbers being for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 3550. Total 
registered cardholders about 503. 

No statistics received. 

At a meeting of the Board of Trade, 
the committee appointed to investigate 
sites for a park and public library re- 
ported favorably on a location east of 
National ave. between Twelfth and Thir- 
teenth streets.^ — National City News, Dec. 
12. 

Needles, San Bernardino co. 

Santa F:e Library. Mrs J. L. Davis, 
Librarian. Established 1903. One em- 
ployee. Open to railroad employees and 
their families every day from 8 : 30 A. M. 
to 10 p. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 695. 

No statistics received. 



Nevada City, Nevada co. 

Nevada City Free [Public] Library 
AND Reading Room. Mrs Melissa Fuller, 
Librarian. Established February 20, 
1902 ; as Free Public, February 20, 1902. 
Annual income of library, $1200, received 
from taxation. Two employees, no jan- 
itor. Open to public every day except 
Christmas and Fourth of July, week days 
from 9 A. M. to 9 p. M., Sundays and holi- 
days from 2 to 5 P. M. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $10,000. 19 periodicals 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 4000. Vols, 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 84 : 
by purchase 79 ; gift 5. Total registered 
cardholders 1719 ; added 45. Circulation 
3654 : fiction 2558 ; juvenile 977 ; mis- 
cellaneous 119. Three most popular 
books : The Lady of the Decoration, The 
lure of the mask, The trail of the lone- 
some pine. 

Nevada County Law Library. 
George L. Jones, Librarian. Established 
September 29, 1892. Income received 
from . $1 fees for filing papers in civil 
suits. Open to public every day from 
9 A. M. to 5 p. M., except Saturday after- 
noon and Sunday. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols, about 861. 

No additions reported. 

Newcastle, Placer co. 

Good Templar Library. Alfarata R. 
Hall, Librarian. Established February 
19, 1903. Maintained by Good Templar 
Lodge. Open to public every day except 
Sundays from 7 : 30 A. M. to 6 p. M. 
Located in an office in I. O. G. T. build- 
ing. 

Total no. of vols, about 700. 

No statistics received. 

Newman, Stanislaus co. 

West Side Library. Mrs A. Sartoris, 
Librarian. Established 1908. Income re- 
ceived from contributions and from 
Woman's Improvement Club. One em- 
ployee. Open . to the public every day 
from 1 to 8 p. M. Located in room, rent 
$15 a month. About 10 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 30. 

By means of entertainments, etc., the 
Woman's Improvement Club has raised 
about $300 during 1908, but only a part 
of this amount has been used for the 
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Niles, Alameda co. 

NiLES Feee Library. No librarian. 
Established January 10, 1900. Annual 
income of library, $60, received from rent 
of building, valued at $500, which it owns. 

Total no. of vols. 1800. Total no. of 
registered cardholders 40. 

As the necessary funds are lacking the 
library may not be opened again for 
some time. 

Nordhoff, Ventura co. 

George Thacher Memorial Free 
Library. Miss Zaidee B. Soule, Li- 
brarian. Established September 9, 1893. 
Annual income of library, about $430, 
received from public subscriptions. One 
employee. Open to public Tuesday, 
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 
afternoons and one evening each week, in 
winter afternoons from 3 to 5 P. M., in 
summer afternoons from 4 to 6 P. M., even- 
ings from 7 to 8 : 30 P. M. Owns building, 
valued at $.500. 12 periodicals received 
regularly, of which 11 are for circulation 
after one mouth. 

Total no. of vols, about 2250. Vols. 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 10 : by 
purchase 2 ; gift 6 ; cataloging 2. Total 
registered cardholders 1102 ; added 6. 
Circulation 214 : fiction 147 ; juvenile 32 ; 
miscellaneous 35. Current magazines 
issued 38. Three most popular books : 
Alice for short, The tomboy at work. 
Vera, the medium. 

The library building was moved the 
first of the week onto the lot purchased 
for that purpose. The building was set 
on the rear of the lot with a view of 
building a new structure in front of it. 
This will probably be done in a year or 
two, as the lot is almost paid for. — 
NordhofE Ojai, Oct. 8. 

Kent Library. Thacher School 
FOR Boys. A student acts as librarian. 
For use of students. Open daily from 8 
A. M. to 10 P. M. Located in a small 
building, valued at $500. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

North Fork, Madera co. 

Forest Rangers' or Sierra North 
Reserve Library. Charles Howard 
Shinn, Librarian. Established January, 
1905. Income received from fines and 
gifts. For the use of forest rangers and 
their families. Located in Government 
office, and open daily from 10 a. m. to 
10 P. M. 

Total no. of vols. 150, and 250 pam- 
phlets. 

No statistics received. 



Oakdale, Stanislaus co. 

Oakdale Public Library. jMiss Es- 
tella Hoisholt, Librarian. Established Sep- 
tember, 1901. Annual income of iiuvavy. 
about $60, received from dues and enter- 
tainments. Fee, $1 per year. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every Saturday 
from 2 to 4 P. M. Located in Grammar 
School building, rent free. No periodicals 
received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 980. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 8. by pur- 
chase. Vols, bound 10. Total registered 
cardholders 36 ; added 2 ; renewed 5 ; ex- 
pired 1. Circulation 134. 



Oakland, Alameda co. 

Oakland Free Public Library. 
Chas. S. Greene, Librarian. Established 
1868 ; as Free Public, 1878. Annual in- 
come of library, $45,000, received from 
taxation. 22 employees, including jan- 
itors. 6 deposit stations. Open to public 
every day except legal holidays from 9 
A. M. to 9 p. M. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at $150,000. Rents 6 branch 
rooms for .$150.50 per month. Main 
building Fourteenth street, southwest 
corner Grove. 2.31 periodicals received 
regularly, in addition to which are 117 
duplicates for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about .52.118. Total 
registered cardholders about 26,240. 
■ No statistics recei\-ed. 

Mr and Mrs Greene, Miss J .N. Fenton, 
F. I. Bamford, Miss M. E. Haven, Mrs 
C. K. Louderback, Miss Edith Stetson 
and Miss Ruth L. Terpening attended the 
meeting of the First District. 0. L. A., 
held at Oakland Nov. 6. 

The board of supervisors has acted 
favorably on Mr Greene's suggestion that 
they give an appropriation to the Public 
Library, so that its privileges may be ex- 
tended to the whole county. This will be 
done, if petitions are presented from the 
supervisors of the country districts. 

"Story hour" will be given to children 
of 12 years and under at the library Sat- 
urday by Miss Alice Clarkson. Miss 
Clarkson is accomplished beyond the 
ordinary in the art of storj'-telling to 
children. — Oakland Enquirer, Oct. 8. 

Steel stacks three tiers high are being 
installed in the reference room. — Oakland 
Enquirer, Oct. 16. 

At the November meeting of the State 
Library Trustees at Sacramento, Charles 
S. Greene was elected president. — Oak- 
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The loan exhibit of paiutiugs at the 
Public Library ^vill close Saturdaj-. Four 
thousand people have visited the collec- 
tion. — Oakland Tribune, Nov. 13. 

Alameda County Law Library. Miss 
Claire C. Gushing, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1891. Annual income, about ,S."5UU0, 
received from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. One employee. Open to pub- 
lic Monday to Friday from 9 A. M. to 
5 p. M., Saturdays from 9 A. M. to 12 ii. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 10,000 

Xo additions reported. 

California College Library. Earl 
G. Linsley, Librarian. Established 1887. 
Income received from College funds. 
Five employees. Open to students and 
the public every day except Sundays from 
9 a. m. to 3 p. H. Maintains a public 
document room and a reading room. Lo- 
cated at Fourteenth avenue and East 
Twenty-eighth street. 

Total no. of vols, about 7000. 

No additions reported. 

College of the Holy Names Library. 
Sister Mary Geraldine, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1886. Supported by the College 
and for the use of its students. Open 
every day except Sundays from 9 A. M. to 
9 p. M. Located in College building. 

Total no. of vols. 4138. 

Oakland Directory Library. C. B. 
Stanley, Superintendent Post-Husted Di- 
rectory Co., in charge. Made up entirely 
of directories received in exchange. Free 
to the public. Located in Husted Direc- 
tories office, 90S Broadway. 

Total no. of vols. 200. 

St. Mary's College Library. Brother 
R. Bernard, Librarian. Established 1868. 
Income of library received from fees of 
students. No paid employees. Open 
daily during study hours. Principally 
for use of students. 36 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, about half of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 3000. 

No additions reported. 



Oak Park, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. H. H. Beauchamp, Custodian. 
Total no. of vols. 150. 

Oak Park Free Library. Geo. 
Ormsby, Librarian. Established about 
1896. Closed about 1901. Reestablished 
September 17, 1907. Open to public 



Tuesdays from 7 to 9 P. m. Located at 
Thirty-third street and Cypress avenue. 

Total no. of vols, about 800. 

No statistics received. 

Mr Ormsby attended the meeting of the 
Fifth District, C. L. A., held at Sacra- 
mento Nov. 21. 

Oceanside, San Diego co. 

Ocean SIDE [Free] Public Library. 
H. D. Brodie, Librarian. Established 
December 13, 1904 ; as Free Public, De- 
cember 13, 1904. Annual income of 
library. $747.45, received from taxation. 
No pai(J employees. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidays from 
8 A. M. to 12 M. and 1 to 4 p. m. Lo- 
cated in room occupied by city clerk, rent 
free. No periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 2454. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 269 : by pur- 
chase 186; gift 83. Circulation 1635: 
fiction 1255 ; miscellaneous 380. 

The Public Library has prepared a list 
of books in the librarj' on natural history 
and kindred subjects and has mailed cop- 
ies to patrons and prospective patrons, the 
idea being to increase interest in the 
library and to add to its usefulness. The 
list is given in the Oceanside Blade, 
Nov. 14. 

The city trustees passed a resolution 
making formal application to Carnegie for 
a gift of .$10,000 for a library building, 
offering a site owned by the city and 
pledging the levy of a tax to produce 
.$1000 annually for maintenance. 

The library is to move into new quar- 
ters .Jan. 1. It is to be lodged in a room 
on the ground floor of a new building, at 
a monthly rental of $20. — Oceanside 
Blade, Nov. 28. 

An order for $200 worth of uew books 
is being prepared. — San Diego Sun. Dec. 
19. 

Ontario, San Bernardino co. 

Ontario [Free] Public Library. 
Miss K. A. Monroe, Librarian. Estab- 
lished about 1885 ; as Free Public, March, 
1902. Annual income of library, $1800, 
received from taxation. Two employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except holidays ; week days from 
2 to 9 P. M., Sundays, reading room only, 
from 3 to 6 P. m. Owns Carnegie build- 
ing, valued at $12,000. 58 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, of which 10 (duplicates) 
are for circulation. 



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Total no. of vols. 3S65. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 82 : by pur- 
chase 73 ; gift 9. Vols, discarded 2. 
Total registered cardholders 1234 ; added 
137 ; surrendered 28. Circulation 5596 : 
fiction 2902 ; juvenile 1272 ; miscellaneous 
734 ; current magazines OSS. Three most 
popular books : The trail of the lonesome 
pine, The testing of Diana Mallory, The 
flower of the dusk. 

Miss Monroe attended the Second Class 
in Library Methods, held by the State 
Library, in Colton Oct. 5 to 17. 

Orange, Orange co. 

Orange Free Public Library. Mrs 
Anna C. Field, Librarian. Established 
June, 1885 ; as Free Public, January, 
1894. Annual income of library, $2100, 
received from taxation. Two employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidays from 
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $10,000. 35 periodicals 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation except for reference work. 

Total no. of vols. 4583. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 50 : by pur- 
chase 48 ; gift 2. Vols, repaired 630 ; 
vols, lost and replaced 1. Total registered 
cardholders 809 ; added 85. Circulation 
4931. Three most popular books : Little 
Colonel books, Peter, Ramona. 

Orcutt, Santa Barbara co. 

Orcutt Free Reading Room. No 
librarian. Mrs H. G. Burrows interested. 
Established August, 1908. No income. 
No paid employees. Open for the use of 
the public at all times. Located in build- 
ing owned by a ladies society of Orcutt, 
rent free. 15 magazines and 2 news- 
papers received regularly. 

No books as yet. 

The money to make the start was do- 
nated. 

Oroville, Butte co. 

Oroville [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Ida M. Reagan, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1903; as Free Public October S, 
1906. Annual income of library, $2004, 
received from taxation. Three employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
week day from 9 a. M. to 9 : 30 P. M. ; 
Sundays from 1 to 9 : 30 P. M. Owns 
building, valued at $4000. 47 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which except 
current numbers are for circulation. 



Total no. of vols. 2876. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 76 : by pur- 
chase 70 ; gift 6. Vols, discarded 30 ; re- 
paired 190. Total registered cardholders 
693 ; added 105 ; renewed 2 ; surrendered 
45. Circulation 3193 : fiction 2181 ; juve- 
nile 791 ; miscellaneous 221. Current 
magazines issued 120. Three most pop- 
ular books : The trail of the lonesome 
pine. At the foot of the rainbow. Harper's 
electricity book for boys. 

Miss Reagan attended the meeting of 
the Ninth District, C. L. A., held at Red 
Bluff Nov. 13. 

The library is now circulating back 
numbers of magazines. — Oroville Register, 
Oct. 13. 

Butte County Law Library. Geo. F. 
Le Rossignol, Librarian. Reorganized 
June 3, 1907. Annual income, about $300, 
received from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. One employee. Open to pub- 
lic every day except Sundays from 8 A. M. 
to 5 p. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 2400. 

Oxnard, Ventura co. 

OxNARD [Free] Public Libraby. 
Miss Clara C. Field, Librarian. Estab- 
lished December 26, 1906. Annual in- 
come, $1600, received from taxation. 
Three emploj'ees, including janitor. 2 de- 
posit stations. Open to public every day 
except holidays, week days from 2 to 9 
p. M. ; Sundays from 2 to 5 P. m. (read- 
ing room only). Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at $17,000. 46 periodicals received 
regularly, of which 19 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 2677. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 114 : by pur- 
chase 54 ; gift 60. Vols, repaired 247. 
Total registered cardholders 743 ; added 
57 ; surrendered 7. Circulation 4159 : 
fiction 2829 ; juvenile 600 ; miscellaneous 
465 ; bound magazines 18 ; current maga- 
zines 247. Three most popular books : 
The Grand Army man, Peter, The trail 
of the lonesome pine. 

Seven more magazines for circulation 
have been added to the library for 1909. — 
Oxnard Review, Dec. 9. 

Pacific Grove, Monterey co. 

Pacific Grove [Free] Public Li- 
brary. Miss Elizabpth S. Jones. Libra- 
rian. Established December 19, 1905; as 
Free Public, December 19, 1905. Annual 
income of librai-y, $4000, received from 
taxation. Two employees, including jani- 
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Suudavs and holidays from 1 :30 to 5 and 
6 -30 to 8 :30 p. m. Owns Carnegie build- 
ing, valued at $14,000. 44 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, of Avhich 15 are for cir- 
culation. 

Total no. of vols. 4056. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 150: by pur- 
chase 15; gift 135. Vols, discarded 13. 
Total registered cardholders 1104; added 
171: surrendered 94. Circulation 6408: 
fiction 4344; juvenile 958; miscellaneous 
618 ; bound magazines 175 ; current maga- 
zines 313. Three most popular books: 
The trail of the lonesome pine, Peter, 
Lewis Rand. 

Two books : Dynamics of living matter 
and Physiology of the brain, both by Dr 
.T. Loeb, have been presented to the Public 
Library by Dr Loeb. 

Mrs May M. Colegrove resigned as 
librarian Nov. 30, 1908. and was suc- 
ceeded Dec. 1 by Miss Elizabeth S. Jones, 
who had been assistant. Mrs Colegrove"-s 
present address is 2910 H street, Sacra- 
mento. 

On Monday mornings the library is 
open from 11 to 12 to give access to 
Sunday papers. — Pacific Grove Review, 
Sept. 29. 

The Sacramento Bee of Jan. IS, tells 
of the death in Pacific Grove, January 18, 
of Paris Kilburu, trustee of the Public 
Library there, and one of the most active 
workers of the building committee when 
the Carnegie building was under con- 
struction. 

* Pacific Geove Museum Association 
Library. Miss Jeanette M. Murray. Li- 
brarian. Established November 10. 1899. 
Books are mostly donations. No paid 
employees. Open to members only on 
two days each week from 8 a. m. to 5 
p. ii. Located in the building of the asso- 
ciation. 

Total no. of vols. 223, and 883 pam- 
phlets. Vols, added during Oct., Nov. and 
Dec, 80 : by purchase 9 ; gift 71. Also 
added about 211 pamphlets. 

A valuable donation of scientific publi- 
cations was received by the Association 
from F. A. Woodworth of Pacific Grove. 
It was made up largely of books ou 
conchology and fishes. 



Palo Alto, Santa Clara co. 

Palo Alto [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Anne Hadden, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1896; as Free Public, 1902. An- 



nual income of library, $2774, received 
from taxation. Four employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except July 4, September 9, and 
Christmas, week days from 8 : 30 A. M. 
to 6 P. M., and from 6 : 45 to 9 P. M. : 
Sundays and holidays, from 2 to 5 
P. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$11,000. 60 periodicals received regu- 
larly, of which duplicates are for circu- 
lation. 

Total no. ' of vols. 5427. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 254: by pur- 
chase 219; gift 35. Vols, lost 1. Total 
registered cardholders 1661 ; added 203 ; 
expired 163 ; surrendered 24. Circulation 
6817 : fiction 4775 ; juvenile 884 ; miscel- 
laneous 1081 ; magazines 77. 

Miss Hadden, Miss Frances Patterson 
and A. Leon Tuttle attended the meeting 
of the Second District, C. L. A., held at 
Los Gatos Dec 12. 

A new room has recently been finished 
in the basement which will be used at 
first for exhibitions, lectures and chil- 
dren's story hour. Later it will doubtless 
be used either as a children's room or a 
newspaper reading room. 

The first meeting was held in this room 
Nov. 19, and was the occasion of the 
presentation to the Library by the Art 
Section of the Woman's Club of Palo 
Alto, a number of valuable art books. 
At this meeting in addition to the teachers 
of the Palo Alto schools and the mem- 
bers of the Woman's Club, the town trus- 
tees, the school trustees and the library 
board were present and representatives of 
each took part. 

The Public Library was presented with 
twelve new art books at a meeting held 
in the lecture room last night. The money 
for the books was raised by the sale of 
valentines made by public school children 
and of hand-painted articles furnished by 
the Woman's Club. A history of the 
library was given. — Palo Alto Times, 
Nov. 20. 

There will be an art exhibit at the Pub- 
lic Library Monday, Tuesday and Wednes- 
day of next week from 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 
P. M. It will consist of twenty-four car- 
bon photographs depicting scenes from 
China, Japan, India and the Alps. They 
are the work of Plerbert G. Pouting, who 
has received the highest praise wherever 
his work is known. — Palo Alto Times, 
Nov. 28. 



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Pasadena, Los Angeles co. 

Pasadena [Free] Public Libeaby. 
Miss Nellie M. Russ, Librarian. Es- 
tablished December 26, 1882; as Free 
Public, September 9. 1890. Annual in- 
come of library, $13,000, received from 
taxation. Twelve employees, including 
janitor. One deposit station. Open to 
public every day except legal holidays, 
week days from 9 A. m. to 9 p. M., 
Sundays from 2 to 5 P. M. Owns build- 
ing, valued at .$45,000. North Pasadena 
Branch located in room, rent $12 per 
month. 270 . periodicals (including 92 
duplicates) received regularly, of which 
180 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 28,027. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1011 : by pur- 
chase 822; gift 112; binding 77. Vols, 
discarded 391 ; repaired 2262 ; rebound 
96; lost 3. Cardholders added 589; re- 
newed 59 ; surrendered 34. Circulation 
36,518: fiction 16.692; Booklovers 1140; 
juvenile 6936 ; miscellaneous 7467 ; bound 
magazines 520 ; current magazines 3763. 
Vols, in deposit station 825 ; cardholders 
226 ; circulation 1352. Issued monthly 
bulletin. Three most popular books : 
(fiction) The trail of the lonesome pine, 
(non-fiction) Religion and medicine. The 
northwest passage. 

At a meeting of the Library Board Jan. 
5, Miss May Hunt, who had been serving 
as extra assistant and substitute for the 
past six months, was appointed regular 
assistant on full time. 

A branch library was established at 
North Pasadena, beginning Nov. 1, with 
Miss Agnes S. Craig of the main library, 
in charge. The i*oom is open six hours 
per day, from 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 p. m., 
and a collection of several hundred books 
is available, including many of the new- 
est and most popular books, both fiction 
and non-fiction. There is also to be a 
selected lot of Booklovers' fiction, the 
rules for circulation being the same as 
those governing their use at the main 
library. The Branch has proved a great 
success, "the circulation and borrowers 
having almost doubled the second month : 
November circulation 475 ; borrowers 
127 ; December circulation 877 ; bor- 
rowers 226. 

Miss Russ attended the meeting of the 
Sixth District, C. L. A., held at Colton 
Oct. 19. 

*English Classical School foe 
Girls Library. Anna B. Orton, princi- 



pal, in charge. Established 1890. Sup- 
ported by School for use of students only. 
15 periodicals received regularly. 
Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

Sprague Memorial Hospital Li- 
brary. Mrs Clara B. Burdette, Chair- 
man House Committee, in charge. Es- 
tablished October. 1907. A. C. Bartlett 
of Chicago gave the Hospital $1500, the 
income from which is to be used for 
books and periodicals for the use of the 
Hospital patients. 

No books January, 1908, but no news 
items received since then. 

*Theoop Polytechnic Institute Li- 
brary. Prof. B. F. Stacy, Librarian. 
Ruth Gaylord, Assistant. Established 
1904. One paid employee. Open to stu- 
dents only from 8 : 45 A. m. to 4 : 15 p. M. 
Liocated in Institute building. 38 period- 
icals received regularly, none of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 3483. 

No additions reported. 

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo co. 

Paso Robles Free Public Library. 
Mrs Anna Randolph Silsby, Librarian. 
Established 1902; as Free Public, 1904. 
Annual income of library, $1000, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day from 2 to 9 P. M. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $10,000. 

Total no. of vols, about 1248. Total 
registered cardholders about 190. 

No statistics received. 

Patton, San Bernardino co. 

Southern California State Hos- 
pital Library. Escott Blair, Med. Supt., 
in charge. Established 1906. Income re- 
ceived from Hospital. Open every day 
except Sundays for the use of staff, em- 
ployees and inmates. Located in Admin- 
istration building. About 20 periodicals 
received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 586. 

Perris, Riverside co. 

*Perris Valley Library Association 
Library. H. W. Akin, Librarian. Es- 
tablished July 24, 1898. Income received 
from dues, etc. Fee, $1 per year. About 
45 members. One employee. Open to 
members every day except Sundays from 
8 A. M. to 9 p. M. Reading room free to 
the public. Located in rooms, rent $7.50 
per month. 4 periodicals received regu- 
larly, all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 600. Total 
registered cardholders about 40 

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Petaluma, Sonoma co. 

Petaluma [Feee] Public Library. 
Miss Sara Frances Cassiday. Librarian. 
Established 1S7S ; as Free Public. 1S78. 
Annual income of library, $3474, received 
from taxation. Two employees, includins: 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
Sundays from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M. 
Owns Carnes'ie building, valued at .$16,- 
500. 42 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 10,052. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov.. and Dec, 56. Total 
registered cardholders 1041 ; added 39 ; 
surrendered 26. Circulation 3436. Three 
most popular books : The firing line. The 
testing of Diana Mallory, The man from 
Brodney's. 

Miss Cassiday attended the meeting of 
the Third District, C. L. A., held at St. 
Helena Oct. 10. 

Placerville, El Dorado co. 

Placerville Free Public Library. 
C. H. Weatherwax. Librarian. Estab- 
lished January 2, 1906 ; as Free Public, 
January 2, 1906. Annual income, $250, 
received from taxation. One employee. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Lo- 
cated in City Hall. 15 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1035. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 160 : by pur- 
chase 135; gift 25. Vols, lost 1. Total 
registered cardholders 161 ; added 59. 
Circulation 751 : fiction 513 ; juvenile 38 ; 
miscellaneous 91 ; current magazines 109. 

For some time the United Commercial 
Travelers of Sacramento, a branch of the 
national organization, have maintained a 
librai-y of about one hundred volumes at 
the Ohio House, where all members could 
read when off duty. The library was also 
open to the public. The traveling men 
have now turned the entire library over 
to the Public Library, and will install a 
new set in the hotel. — Placerville Repub- 
lican, Dec. 3. 

El Dorado County Law Library. 
W. C. Burgess, Secretary. Income about 
$125, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits, and appropriations 
made by Supervisors upon request of 
law library trustees. No paid employees. 
Open to public from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 

No additions reported. 



Pleasanton, Alameda co. 

The Woman's Improvement Club will 
soon call for volunteers to aid in the 
work of. preparing the building on their 
recently acquired lot for occupancy as a 
library, which they intend to present to 
the town. They already have several hun- 
dred books, and were aided substantially 
lately by a liberal addition presented by 
Mrs Phu^be Hearst, who is willing to help 
them further in the work. — Oakland Tri- 
hunc, Dec. 15. 

It is planned to open the reading room 
about Feb. 1. 

Pomona, Los Angeles co. 

Pomona [Free] Public Libraky. 
Miss Sarah M. Jacobus, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1887; as Free Public. 1890. 
Annual income of library, $6534, re- 
ceived from taxation. Six employees, in- 
cluding a janitor and a gardener. Open to 
public every day except Sundays and hol- 
idavs from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $15,000. 106 
periodicals (not including duplicates) are 
received regularly, of which 100 are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 15,081. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 295 : by pur- 
chase 291 ; gift 4. Vols, discarded 61 ; re- 
paired 788. Total registered cardholders 
5791 ; added 319 ; renewed 13 ; surren- 
dered 132. Circulation 19,123: fiction 
6287 ; juvenile 7028 ; miscellaneous 2836 ; 
bound magazines 97 ; current magazines 
2875. Three most popular books : Keligion 
and medicine. The shepherd of the hills, 
The shuttle. 

Miss L. B. Kirkman has resigned to 
take a position elsewhere. Her present 
address is 7314 Harvard street, Chicago, 
111. 

Miss Clara Dills has been appointed an 
assistant in the Public Library com- 
mencing Jan. 1, 1909. Miss Dills is a 
resident of Pomona although she has been 
on the staff of the Los Angeles Public 
Library for the last three years. 

Miss Jacobus and Miss L. B. Kirkman 
attended the meeting of the Sixth District, 
C. L. A., held at Colton Oct. 19. 

Miss Mary McKinley attended the Sec- 
ond Class in Library Methods, held by the 
State Library, in Colton Oct. 5 to 17. 

Miss Jacobus will open in the near 
future a training class. All applicants 
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equivalent and should apply to Miss 
Jacobus. — Pomona Progress, Oct. 1. 

Tlirougli an appeal made in November 
for back numbers of the Ladies'' Home 
Joitrual for binding, several years have 
been added to the library file. — Pomona 
Progress, Dec. 14. 

Porterville, Tulare co. 

POKTEEVILLE [FEEE] PUBLIC LiBBABY. 

Miss Bertha A. Uhl, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1903 ; as Free Public, 1906. An- 
nual income of library, $600, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day except holidays, week 
days from 10 A. M. to 9 P. M., Sundays 
from 2 to 5 P. M. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at $10,000. No periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 1011. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 61. by gift. 
Total registered cardholders 351 ; added 
113. Circulation 1850: fiction 1060; 
juvenile 580 ; miscellaneous 210. Three 
most popular books : The weavers, The 
shuttle, Winston of the prairie. 

Ten volumes of Edgar xVllen Poe's 
works have been added to the library as 
a donation from a publisher. — Porterville 
Recorder, Oct. 9. 

Qviincy, Plumas co. 

*W. C. T. U. Reading Room. Mrs 
Margaret Cameron, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1891. Maintained by W. C. T. _U. 
and by membership fees and entertain- 
ments. Fee, $1.50 per year, children free. 
About 30 members. One employee. Open 
to members Sundays from 1 : 30 to 4 p. M. 
and Wednesdays from 6 : 30 to 8 : 30 P. m. 

Total no. of vols, about 830. Total 
registered cardholders about 60. 

No statistics received. 

Plxjmas County Law Libbaby. H. P. 
McBeth, Librarian. L. W. Peter, Sec- 
retary. Established March 9, 1905. In- 
come received from $1 fees for filing 
papers. No paid employees. Open to 
public every day except Sundays from 
9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Located in Supervis- 
ors' room. 

Total no. of vols. 120. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 15. 

Ramona, San Diego co. 

Ramona Public Library. Mrs H. A. 
Miles, Librarian. Established 1893. In- 
come received from rent of offices, enter- 
tainments, etc, in the building given to 
Ramona for library purposes, and valued 
at $12,000. One room only is used for 



library. Hall is controlled by a corpora- 
tion of five trustees. One employee. Open 
to public every day from 8 a. m. to 6 P. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 750. Total 
registered cardholders about 50. 

No statistics received. 

Red Bluff, Tehama co. 

Red Bluff [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Donna Scott, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1898 ; as Free Public, August, 
1901. Annual income of library. $1093, 
received from taxation. One employee, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except Sundays. July 4, Thanksgiv- 
ing. Christmas and New Years ; during 
July, August and September, from 
8:30 to 11 A. M. and from 7:30 to 9 
P. M., during the rest of the year from 
1 : 30 to 5 and 7 to 9 : 30 P. m. Located 
in City Hall. The $25,000 Herbert Kraft 
memorial library building has been begun. 
28 periodicals received regularly, of which 
26 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 2553. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 73, by pur- 
chase. Vols, repaired 6 ; rebound 11. 
Total registered cardholders 912 ; added 
44. Circulation 1495 : fiction 647 ; juve- 
nile 351 ; miscellaneous 217 ; bound mag- 
azines 133 ; current magazines 137. 
Three most popular books : The traitor, 
Arethusa, The doctor. 

Miss Scott attended the Third Class in 
Library Methods, held by the State Li- 
brary, in Red Bluff Nov. 2 to 13. 

Miss Scott, W. P. Johnson, library 
trustee, and Mrs Scott attended the meet- 
ing of the Ninth District, C. L. A., held 
at Red Bluff Nov. 13. 

Tehama County Law Library. 
P. H. Coffman, Secretary. Established 
March, 1897. Annual income about $250, 
received from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. No paid employees. Open to 
public during business hours. Located in 
Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 768. 

No additions reported. 

Redding, Shasta co. 

Redding [Free Public] Carnegie 
Library. Miss Mattie A. Poore, Li- 
brarian. Established February 1, 1896 ; 
as Free Public, 1903. Annual income of 
library, $1250, received from taxation. 
Two employees. Open to public every 
day except holidays from 9 a. m. to 9 
p. m. Owns Carnegie building, valued 
at $10,000. 22 periodicals received regu- 
larly, all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 2176. Vols, added 
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chase 10 : gift 0. Vols, discarded 4. 
Total registered cardholders 460 ; added 
51 ; renewed 30 ; expired 44 ; surrendered 
30. Circulation 2475 : fiction 1S49 ; juve- 
nile 518 ; miscellaneous lOG ; bound maga- 
zines 2. Current magazines issued 33. 
Three most popular books : Plutarch's 
lives, The weavers, The shuttle. 

Shasta County Law Libbaky. No 
librarian. Judge Charles M. Head, Pres. 
Established about 1890. Annual income 
received from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits and from appropriations from 
county. No paid employees. No regu- 
lar hours ; each attorney has a key. Lo- 
cated in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1467. 

No additions reported. 

Redlands, Saii Bernardino co. 

A. K. Smiley [Feee] Public Li- 
brary. Miss Antoinette M. Humphreys, 
Librarian. Established November, 1893 ; 
as Free Public, February 22, 1894. An- 
nual income of library, $9010, received 
from taxation. Six employees. Open 
every week day from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M. : 
Sundays and holidays from 1 : 30 to 6 
p. M. Owns building, valued at $75,000. 
lO.j periodicals received regularly, of 
which 16 (not including duplicates) are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 14,318. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 439 : by pur- 
chase 431 ; gift 8. Vols, discarded 45 ; re- 
paired 700 ; lost 4. Total registered card- 
holders 3408 ; added 300 ; renewed 7 ; sur- 
rendered 72. Circulation 18,909 : fiction 
9170 ; juvenile 3803 ; miscellaneous 4012 ; 
current magazines 1378. Issued monthly 
bulletin for November and for December. 

Miss Mildred Harris attended the Sec- 
ond Class in Library Methods, held by 
the State Library, in Colton Oct. 5 to 17. 

Miss Humphreys, Miss E. A. Symmes, 
Miss Mabel Ott. and trustees K. H. Field 
and L. W. Green, attended the meeting of 
the- Sixth District, C. L. A., held at 
Colton Oct. 19. 

Miss Bessie C. Degeuhart has been re- 
ceived as a student in librarj' training. 

The library has just printed three forms 
of book-marks, which are useful as sug- 
gestions for books to be read. One has on 
it a list of "Outdoor books," another has 
good stories for high school girls, and the 
third has a list for younger girls, from 12 
to 15. — Kedlands Facts, Nov. 30. 

The A. K. Smiley Library will publish 
a monthly bulletin under the title of "The 



A. K. Smiley Public Library Monthly 
Bulletin," to be found in the library for 
the first time Nov. 21. It' contains the 
names of the library trustees, of the libra- 
rian and assistants, announcement of who 
may borrow books from the library, the 
character of the cards issued to borrow- 
ers, some information about books and 
the card index and a list of books added 
to the library since Oct. 1. — Redlands 
Facts, Nov. 20. 

The second number of the bulletin was 
issued todaj'. It has upon its title page 
a facsimile of the library book-plate. It 
lists about seventy new books with ex- 
planatory notes. — Redlands Facts, Dec. 
22. 

The will of Scipio Craig, the veteran 
Redlands editor, leaves his valuable ref- 
erence library, one of the best private 
libraries in southern California, to the 
A. K. Smiley Public Library. — Los An- 
geles Examiner, Nov. 22. 

Steps were taken today toward the re- 
organization of the Redlands Historical 
Society, in order that the valuable his- 
torical data gathered by Scipio Craig may 
be retained in the city. The society was 
organized in 1900 and held meetings for 
some time; finally disbanding, when it had 
a membership of fifty. The historical 
data was left with Robert Hornbeck with 
the understanding that he was to present 
it either to some local, county or state 
historical society. — Los Angeles Exam- 
iner, Dec. 1. 

Redondo, Los Angeles co. 

Redondo [Free] Public Library. 
Mrs N. F. Allison, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1895 ; as Free Public, November 
23, 1908. 

The ordinance establishing a Free Pub- 
lic Library was passed Nov. 23, 1908, and 
on Dec. 8 the library trustees were ap- 
pointed as follows : Chas. J. Creller, Dr 
D. II. Hancock, E. S. Metzger, Mrs Lizzie 
L. Barkley and Mrs L. F. Wells. The 
board held its first meeting Dec. 10, 1908, 
and organized electing Chas. J. Creller 
president and Edwin S. Metzger secre- 
tary. 

The library has been closed a year, but 
will reopen .Jan. 1. — Los Angeles Exam- 
iner, Dec. 10. 

A public reception will be held the sec- 
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interesting the townspeople in the library. 
Donations of books and money are asked 
for. — Redondo Reflex, Dec. 10. 

The library board met Tuesday and 
appointed Mrs N. F. Allison librarian, 
the appointment to take effect Jan. 1, 
1909. The salary for the office will be 
$25 a month and the hours probably 1 to 
5 and 6 :30 to 9 p. m. The reception will 
be held Jan. 7. — Redondo Reflex, Dec. 24. 

Redwood City, San Mateo co. 

Redwood City Free Public Libbary. 
Miss Laura E. Barton, Librarian. Es- 
tablished January 15, 1889 ; as Free 
Public, November 26, 1900. Annual in- 
come of library, $1000, received from tax- 
ation. One employee. Open every day 
except Sundays from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 
p. M. Owns Carnegie building, which 
cost $10,000. 

Total no. of vols, about 3000. Total 
registered cardholders about 547. 

No statistics received. 

San Mateo County Law Library. No 
librarian. Established about 1891. In- 
come received from fees for filing papers 
in civil suits. Open to public at all 
hours. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 600. 

No additions reported. 

Reedley, Fresno co. 

Reedley Free Library. Mrs F. 
Mitcheltree, Librarian. Established 

November 4, 1907. Income received 
from donations, etc. No paid employees. 
Open every day except Sundays from 9 
a. m. to 12 M. and from 1 to 6 P. m. 
Located in room, rent free. 8 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 519. Total registered 
cardholders 369. 

Mrs Mitcheltree attended the meeting 
of the Fourth District, C. L. A., held at 
Fresno, Oct. 22 and 23. 

Rialto, San Bernardino co. 

Rialto Free Library. Miss Margaret 
Boyd, Librarian. Established June, 1907. 
Income received from subscriptions. One 
employee. Open to public Mondays. 
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2 to 5 
p. M. Located in Christian Church, rent 
$2 per month. 2 periodicals received 
regularly, both of which are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols. 250. Vols, added 
during Dec, 8. by purchase. Total regis- 



tered cardholders 236 ; added 35 ; sur- 
rendered 9. Three most popular books : 
Caleb West, The awakening of Helena 
Richie, The sky pilot. 

The Rialto library has a new sign tell- 
ing its patrons the house is open. It is 
artistic and the joint gift of N. L. May 
and S. J. Bolser. — San Bernardino Index, 
Oct. 17. 

The Ladies' Improvement Circle will 
have a book evening, Oct. 22, when all 
attending will be expected to contribute 
or loan a book to the town library. The 
proceeds will be used to purchase new 
books. There are now 192 books belong- 
ing to the library. They have also 50 
Traveling Library books and 48 from the 
Church Periodical Club of Los Angeles. — 
San Bernardino ^un, Oct. 21. 

Richmond, Contra Costa co. 

Richmond Public LibraPvY. Mrs C. 
B. Evans, Chairman Library Committee. 
Established August 16, 1907. Income re- 
ceived from subscriptions and donations. 
No paid employees. Open to public Mon- 
days, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 
1 :30 to 4 :30 p. m. and Wednesdays also 
from 7 to 9 p. M. A $40,000 Carnegie 
library building has been requested. Rents 
room for $5 per mouth, Sixth and 
McDonald streets. 1 periodical received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 815. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 111 : by pur- 
chase 45 : gift 66. Total registered card- 
holders 100 ; added 18 ; renewed 11. Cir- 
culation 493. Three most popular books : 
Brewster's millions. The shepherd of the 
hills. Jack stories. 

Last night the board of library trustees 
voted to give $4000 per annum for the 
support of the Public Library. Blanks 
have been received from Carnegie to be 
filled out with a request for $40,000 for a 
library building. The Woman's Improve- 
ment Club has given the city five lots 
near the central post office for the build- 
ing. — Oakland Enquirer, Dec. 16. 

Santa Fe Library. Mrs L. L. Baker, 
Librarian. Established 1902. Income 
of library received from billiards and 
pool, and from oaths. One employee. 
Open to railroad employees and their 
families every day from 8 : 30 A. M. to 
10 P. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 400. 

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Riverside, Riverside co. 

Riverside [Feee] Public Libbaey. 
Miss Mara^aret Kyle, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1S79; as Free Public, ISSS. An- 
nual income of library, $7305, received 
from taxation. Six employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays from 9 a. m. to 
9 P. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued 
at .1^22,500. 50 periodicals received regu- 
larly, of which 10 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 19,666. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 342 : by pur- 
chase 339 ; gift 5. Total registered card- 
holders 4957: added 279; renewed 163.' 
Circulation 20.124: fiction 12,368; juve- 
nile 31G0 ; miscellaneous 3439 ; current 
magazines 1157. Three most popular 
books : The trail of the lonesome pine, 
Peter. The Lady of the Decoration. 

The library building at Arlington is 
nearly completed. Miss Lizzie Burgess, 
assistant at the Riverside Public Library, 
will have charge of the library at Arling- 
ton. — Arlington Times, Dec. 31. 

Miss Beruice Loveland and Miss Minnie 
Von Zolenburg attended the Second Class 
in Library Methods, held by the State Li- 
brary, in Colton Oct. 5 to 17. 

Miss Kyle, Miss Helen Evans, and 
Lyman Evans, district attorney of River- 
side County, attended the meeting of the 
Sixth District, C. L. A., held at Colton 
Oct. 19. 

* Riverside Country Club Library. 
Kenneth C. Kerr, in charge. Established 
January, 1908. Income received from 
membership dues. Open to members only. 
About 100 members. Located in Club 
rooms in Dyer residence, Main street. 20 
periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 200. 

Riverside County Law Library. 
A. B. Pilch, County Clerk and Librarian. 
Established June, 1893. Annual income 
about $500, received from fees for filing 
papers in civil suits and from appropria- 
tions by Board of Supervisors. No paid 
employees. Open from 9 a. m. to 5 P. M. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 1800. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 100. 

Rocklin, Placer co. 

RocKLiN Free Public Library. Mrs 
E. Escola. Librarian. Established Janu- 
ary 2, 1906 ; as Free Public, January 2. 
1906. Annual income of library, about 



$250, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day except 
holidays at any hour for lending, reading 
room from 6 to 8 P. M. Rents room for 
$10 per month (this also includes salary 
of librarian). Owns lot for a building. 
1 periodical received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 244. Total 
registered cardholders about 33. 

No statistics received. 

The terms of Geo. Mills and Mrs Jas. 
Walden as library trustees having ex- 
pired, J. Schwab and Mrs Myrtle Black- 
well were appointed. — Roseville Register, 
Oct. 1. 

Finnish Library. Richard Keste, 
Librarian. Established December 24, 
1889. Supported by Finnish Temperance 
Society. No paid employees. Open to 
public every Sunday evening at 7 : 30. 
Located in Finnish Temperance Hall. 

Total no. of vols, about 304. 

No statistics received. 

Sacramento, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento Free Public Library. 
Lauren W. Ripley, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1857; as Free Public, June, 1879. 
Annual income of library $16. .329. re- 
ceived from city taxation and $3500 re- 
ceived from County Supervisors. Eleven 
employees, including janitor. Open to 
residents of city and county every day 
except legal holidays ; week days from 
9 A. M. to 9 p. M., Sundays from 1 to 5 
p. M. Owns building, valued at $23,500. 
356 periodicals received regularly, of 
which nearly all except current numbers 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 42,610. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1068. Total 
registered cardholders 6168. Circulation 
24,911. 

See also Sacramento County Free Li- 
brary. 

Mr and Mrs Ripley, Mrs C. G. Dicker- 
son, Miss Retta Parrott, Mrs F. E. Ham- 
mer, Miss M. G. Huntley and Miss Anna 
Woods attended the meeting of the Fifth 
District, C. L. A., held at Sacramento 
Nov. 21. 

Mayor White has signed the ordinance 
granting an increase in the salary of the 
Assistant City Librarian from $900 to 
$1000 a year. — Sacramento Bee, Oct. 26. 



California State Library. See page 



91. 



Court of Appeal Library. George 
B. Donaldson, Bailiff of Appellate Court, 
Third District, in charge. Established 



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April 15, 1905. Open from 10 a. m. to 
4 p. M. for use of court, officers of court, 
and attorneys. Located in State Capitol. 

Total no. of vols. 1158. 

No additions reported. 

Directory Library. Miss Charlotte 
P. Woodworth in charge. Established 
March 19, 1907. Loaned to the Chamber 
of Commerce by Mrs F. M. Husted, Di- 
rectory publisher, and kept in the Cham- 
ber of Commerce rooms. It consists of 
directories of some of the principal cities 
of this and other states. New directories 
are added from time to time, and others 
are taken away. It is free to the public, 
and is open for use every week day from 
9 A. M. to 5 p. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 100. 

Sacramento County Free Library. 
Established October 1, 1908, under an 
agreement between the Board of Super- 
visors of the County of Sacramento and 
the Board of Trustees of the Sacramento 
Public Library. Conducted by the Public 
Library, Annual income $3500. No. of 
deposit stations, 8, as follows : Courtland, 
Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Gait, Oak 
Park, Sutterville and Yorden. 

Total no. of vols. 576. Total card- 
holders 302. Vols, sent on special re- 
quest, 130. 

Each deposit station has what is called 
one "unit" (t. e. 50 vols.) with the ex- 
ception of Elk Grove, which has 2 units 
and Oak Park, which has 3 units. 

Sacramento County Law Library. 
J. V. Hart, Librarian. W. F. George, Sec- 
retary. Established March 31, 1891. An- 
nual income about $1200, received from 
$1 fees for liling papers in civil suits. 
One employee. Open Mondays to Fridays 
from 9 A. M. to 4 p. M. ; Saturdays from 
9 A. M. to 12 M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

State Commission of Horticulture 
Library. J. W. Jeffrey in charge. Es- 
tablished 1881. Income received from 
appropriation for maintenance of com- 
mission. Open for reference only from 
9 A. M. to 4 p. M. Devoted to horticul- 
ture, entomology and kindred topics. Lo- 
cated in State Capitol. 

Total no. of vols, about 300. 

No additions reported. 

State Forestry Library. G. B. Lull. 
State Forester, in charge. Established 
1905. Open Monday to Friday from 9 
A. M. to 4 p. M., Saturdays from 9 A. M. 
to 12 M. Located in State Capitol. 

Total no. of vols. 150. 



St. Helena, Napa co. 

St. Helena [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Sophie D. Zierngibl, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1884; as Free Public. 1892. 
Annual income of library, $850, received 
from_ taxation. Two employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 2 to o 
and 7 to 9 p. m. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at $8362. 19 periodicals received 
regularly, all of which are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols. 22.54. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1, by gift. 
Total registered cardholders 472 ; added 
48 : surrendered 5. Circulation 1873 : 
fiction 1247 ; juvenile 353 ; miscellaneous 
92 ; bound magazines 77 ; current maga- 
zines 104. 

The Carnegie library building is com- 
pleted, and when the electric light fixtui'es 
are installed will be ready for occupancy. 
It is expected that the books will be on 
the shelves Nov. 1. — St. Helena Htar, 
Oct. 16. 

An exterior view of the new Carnegie 
library is given in the above quoted paper. 

Miss Zierngibl attended the meeting of 
the Third District, C. L. A., held at St. 
Helena Oct. 10. 

Salida, Stanislaus co. 

*Salida Library Society Library. 
Mrs J. G. Elmore, Librarian. Estab- 
lished October 15, 1904. Income received 
from dues. Fee, 25 cents per month. 
About 20 members. Open to members 
only. 

Total no. of vols, about 171. 
No additions reported. 

Salinas, Monterey co. 

Salinas City [Free] Public Library. 
Mrs Carrie E. Striening, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1900 ; as Free Public. Decem- 
ber 18, 1905. Annual income of library, 
$745, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day except 
holidaj's, week days from 2 : 30 to 5 : 30 
and 7 to 9 p. M., Sundays 2 to 4 p. m. 
Rents building for $12 per month. A 
$10,000 Carnegie building under construc- 
tion. 10 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 6.54. Total 
registered cardholders about 154. 

No statistics received. 

An order was passed repealing the ordi- 
nance granting $1500 per annum for the 
support of the proposed Carnegie library 
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$1000 per annum for maintenance of said 
library when completed. — Salinas Journal, 
Oct. G. 

The library trustees have received word 
from Carnegie that the .$10,000 for the 
library building- is now available. — Salinas 
Journal. Oct. 21. 

The plans of Jacob Lenzen of San Jose 
for the library building have been ac- 
cepted. The building will be of light 
colored brick. — Salinas Index, Oct. 28. 

Bids for contracting the building of the 
new library were opened yesterday. W. 
E. Greene's bid. $10,536, was the lowest, 
and after some changes had been made in 
the plans to lower the bid, his modified 
offer of erecting the building for $9879.50 
was accepted. — Salinas Journal, Nov. 22. 

MoNTEKEY County Law Libeaey. 
M. J. Smith, Librarian. Established 
March 1, 1891. Annual income received 
from $1 fees for filing papers in civil 
suits. No paid employees. Every attor- 
ney has a key to the library. Located 
in Sieghold Building, 250 Main street. 

Total no. of vols, about 1256. 

No additions reported. 

Odd Fellows' Libeaey. S. A. Mc- 
Collum, in charge. Open twice each 
week. 

Total no. of vols, about 3500. 

The library will be turned over to the 
Public Library as soon as the Carnegie 
building is completed. 

San Andreas, Calaveras co. 

Calaveras County Law Libeaey. 
A. I. McSorley, Superior Judge, in 
charge. Established 1895. Annual in- 
come about $75, received from fees for 
filing papers in civil suits and donations 
by county. No paid employees. Open to 
public week days from 9 A. M. to 4 p. M. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 550. 

No additions reported. 

San Anselmo, Marin co. 

San Fbancisco Theological Sem- 
inary Library. H. N. Wieman. Libra- 
rian. Established 1874. Supported by 
Seminary and for the use of students 
and the clergy, and under certain condi- 
tions also for members of the community. 
Open from 8 A. M. to 5 p. M. 30 periodi- 
cals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 18,000. Vols. 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, about 
30, by purchase. 



San Bernardino, San Bernar- 
dino CO. 

San Beenaedino Feee Public Li- 
braky. Miss Carrie S. Waters, Libra- 
rian. Established as Free Public, 1891. 
Annual income of library, $4793.07, re- 
ceived from taxation. Use of books is 
also free to all non-resident property 
owners. Four employees, including jan- 
itor. Open to public every day except 
holidays, week days from 9 a. m. to 
9 p. M., Sundays from 1 : 30 to 4 : 30 p. M. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $20,- 
000. 75 periodicals received regularly, of 
which 28 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 5747 (not including 
public documents). Vols, added during 
Oct., Nov. and Dec, 349 : by purchase 
309 ; gift 40. Vols, discarded 38 ; lost 16. 
Total registered cardholders 6289 ; added 
266 ; renewed 7 ; surrendered 43. Circula- 
tion 15,322: fiction 9625; juvenile 3447; 
miscellaneous 1490 ; foreign books 24 ; 
current magazines 736. 

The salarj' of the librarian has been 
raised $5 per month, that of first assist- 
ant $10, and second assistant $15. 

Miss "Waters, Miss E. R. Oldaker and 
B. F. Bledsoe, president of library trus- 
tees, attended the meeting of the Sixth 
District, C. L. A., held at Colton Oct. 19. 

San Bernardino County Law Li- 
brary. Henry M. Willis, Librarian. 
Established July 3, 1891. Annual income, 
about $800, received from $1 fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. No paid 
employees. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays, Monday to 
Friday from 9 a. m. to 5 P. M., Saturdays 
from 9 A. M. to 12 m. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols. 2898. 

No additions reported. 

415 volumes have been added to the 
library since the last annual report. There 
are now 2898 volumes in the library.- — 
San Bernardino Index, Dec. 14. 

San Diego, San Diego co. 

San Diego Free Public Library. 
Mrs H. P. Davison, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1882; as Free Public, 18S2. An- 
nual income of library, about $13,000, 
received from taxation. Nine employees, 
including bookbinder and janitor. Open 
to public every day except legal holidays ; 
reading room from 9 a. m. to 9 p. M. ; for 
exchange of books week days 9 a. m. to 8 
p. M. ; Sundays 2 to 5 P. M. Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $60,000. 256 
periodicals received regularly (53 dupli- 
cates), of which 31 copies are for circu- 
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Total no. of vols, about 30,644. Vols, 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 477 : by 
purchase 385 ; gift 23 ; binding 69. Vols, 
rebound 733. Total registered cardholders 
13,051; added 846; renewed 205; sur- 
rendered 90. Circulation 31,930. Current 
magazines issued 1384. 

J. Jessop has presented the Public Li- 
brary with a very handsome sun dial, to 
be placed in front of the main entrance 
of the library. The dial is made of brass 
and will be mounted on a pedestal of San 
Diego County granite. The pedestal will 
be four feet high and sixteen inches 
square at the base. The granite column 
will bear the following inscription chiseled 
in Old English letters : "I stand amid ye 
summer flowers to tell ye passage of ye 
hours." — San Diego Union, Dec- 6. 

San Diego County Law Libraey. 
J. V. Hicks, Librarian. Established 
April 30, 1891. Annual income, . about 
$1100, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. One employee. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Lo- 
cated in Court House, D street. 

Total no. of vols. 3798. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 28. 

State Normal School Library. Mrs 
Lydia M. Horton, Librarian. Established 
November, 1898. Income received from 
Normal School fund. One employee. 
Open to students during school term, 
September 1 to June 30, from 8 a. m. 
to 4 p. M. ■ Located in large room of 
Normal School building. 55 periodicals 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 8179. Circulation 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 6971. 

San Dimas, Los Angeles co. 

San Dimas Public Library. Miss 
Mabel G. Johnstone, Librarian. Estab- 
lished February 13, 1904. Income re- 
ceived from subscriptions. One employee. 
Open to public Tuesdays and Fridays 
from 7 : 30 to 9 : 30 p. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 1192. 

The library was closed in July, 1908. 
No news items received since then. 

San Francisco. (The city and 
county of San Francisco are 
coterminous.) 

[Free] Public Library of the City 
and County of San Francisco. Wm. 
R. Watson, Librarian. Established 1878 ; 
as. Free Public, 1878. Destroyed (about 
166,344 vols.) April, 1906. Reestablished 



immediately. Annual income of library, 
$90,000, received from taxation. 43 em- 
ployees, including janitor. 4 branch libra- 
ries and 8 deposit stations. Open every 
day except holidays from 9 a. m. to 9 
p. M. Owns three buildings : main library 
valued at $45,000, McCreery branch build- 
ing $50,000, and Fillmore branch $5000. 
Main building is located at Hayes and 
Franklin streets. 

Total no. of vols. 65,940. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 5329. Vols, 
discarded 10.54. Total registered card- 
holders 29,756 ; added 5052. Circulation 
33,472. Vols, in branch libraries 33,145 ; 
cardholders 23,436; circulation 105,772. 
Cardholders in deposit stations 1578 ; cir- 
culation 10.325. Issued monthly bulletin. 

Mr and Mrs Watson, Miss A. M. Healy, 
Miss E. A. Healy, Mrs E. F. Loveland and 
Miss Ida Weed attended the meeting of 
the First District, C. L. A., held at Oak- 
land Nov. 6. 

The public library trustees agreed yes- 
terday to allow the city the use of part 
of the ground of the library block for 
corporation yard purposes, the city to 
vacate the premises whenever the library 
shall need the land again. The arrange- 
ment will save the city $300 a month. — - 
San Francisco Examiner, Nov. 18. 

The plans of McDougall Brothers for 
the new branch building, to be situated on 
Page street near Cole, and to be known 
as branch No. 5, have been accepted and 
work will commence as soon as bids have 
been received. It will be one story and 
basement and cost about $30,000. — San 
Francisco Call, Dec. 9. 

A description of the building and an ex- 
terior view are given in the above quoted 
paper. Also in the San Francisco Chron- 
icle of same date and the Municipal Rec- 
ord, Dec. 17. 

Astronomical Society of the Pacific 
Library. Located temporarily in Berke- 
ley. 

^ee Berkeley. 

Bancroft Library. Purchased by the 
University of California. 

See Berkeley, University of California. 

B'nai B'rith Library. Louis L. 
Michaels, Librarian. Established 1876. 
Destroyed (over 12,000 vols.) April, 
1906. To be reestablished as soon as 
the new B'nai B'rith Building is erected. 
At present there is a temporary reading 
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The new library building of the B'nai 
B'rith endowment fund association will be 
located on northwest corner of Geary and 
Polk streets. The plans are by Lans- 
burgli and Joseph. Building will be five 
stories high, of brick and terra cotta, and 
will cost $150,000. Reading rooms and a 
libraiy will be provided for in the build- 
ing. — San Francisco Call, Jan. 24. 

The above quoted paper gives an ex- 
terior view of the proposed building. 

*BoHEMiAN Club Library. Estab- 
lished 1872. Destroyed (about 5000 vols.) 
April, 1906. Reestablished. A private 
library for use of members. No books 
are allowed to circulate. Located at 1925 
Octavia street. 

Total no. of vols, about 2000. 

A number of first editions of Bret 
Harte have been added to the library re- 
cently, together with some of his manu- 
script, corrected proof sheets, etc. 

California Academy of Sciences Li- 
brary. Louis Falkenau, Librarian. Es- 
tablished May 16, 1853. Destroved 
(about 12,300 vols.) April. 190G, but 
reestablished immediately. Open to pub- 
lic for reference every day e.xcept Sun- 
days and holidays. Located temporarily 
at 1846 Gough street. 

Total no. of vols, about 12,000. 

California Genealogical Society 
Library. Mrs Walter Damon Mansfield, 
Librarian. Established February 12, 
1898. Destroyed (between 300 and 350 
vols.) April, 1906. To be reestablished. 
Income received from appropriations made 
from treasury of Society and from gifts. 
About 75 members ; fee .$3 per year ; was 
located in California Hotel and open to 
members at all times, until it was de- 
stroyed. 

Until such time as a permanent home 
for the libarary can be found, all matter 
for the library may be sent to the Cor- 
responding Secretarv. Sarah Louise Kim- 
ball (room 1113, Call Building), who will 
place it in charge of the Librarian. 

A list of the books and pamphlets in 
the library (up to June 24, 190S) is on 
tile in the State Library. 

The collection will be located in the 
Mechanics Institute building when com- 
pleted. 

California Promotion Committee 
Library. Miss Marie Truelsen, Libra- 
rian. Established 1902. Destroved April, 
1906. Reestablished July, 1906. A 
library made up entirely of statistical 
matter and for reference only. Located 
at California Building, Union Square. 

Total no. of vols, about 6000. 



Califoenia School of Mechanical 
Arts Library. Hazel D. Henderson, Li- 
brarian. Established January, 1895. One 
employee. Open from Monday to Friday 
from 9 A. M. to 4 : 10 P. m. Located at 
Sixteenth and Utah streets. 38 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1314. 

Chamber of Commerce Library. C. 
W. Burks, Librarian. Established 18.50. 
Destroyed for the third time (over 9000 
vols.) April, 1906. Reestablished. Lo- 
cated in room 16, Ferry Building. 

Total no. of vols, about 3000 and 
several thousand pamphlets covering com- 
mercial and industrial topics. With the 
exception of a few directories, etc., all 
books have been donated. 

Commonwealth Club of California 
Library. Beverly L. Hodghead, Secre- 
tary. Established 1907. Income received 
from initiation fees of $10 and monthly 
dues of $1. Open to club members on 
week days from 10 a. m. to 4 : 30 P. M. 
Located at 1652 O'Farrell street. 

Total no. of vols, about lOO. 

Cooper Medical College. See Levi 
Cooper Lane Library of Medicine and 
Surgery.. 

First Hungarian Society of San 
Francisco Library. Alexander Foldessy, 
in charge. Established 1879 ; destroyed 
(about 2200 vols.) April 19. 1906; soon 
to be reestablished. Suppoi-ted by the 
Society. About 48 members, dues .$1 per 
month. Present headquarters 240 Golden 
Gate avenue. 

Total no. of vols, very few. 

Geographical Society of the Pa- 
cific Library. Prof. George Davidson, 
President of Society. Established 1881. 
Destroyed (over 600 vols, and 2000 
charts and maps) April, 1906. Reestab- 
lished immediately. Temporary quarters 
2221 Washington street. 

The Henry Pierce Library. Mrs 
Mary B. Presson, Librarian. Established 
1906. Destroyed (about 400 vols.) April, 
1906, but immediatelj^ reestablished. An- 
nual income about $400, received from 
interest on bequest. For the use of min- 
isters and laymen of Unitarian churches 
of the Pacific Coast, the carriage of books 
being paid one way by the trustees of 
the fund. Open every day except Sun- 
days and holidays from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. 
Located in First Unitarian Church, 
Franklin and Geary streets. 

Total no. of vols. 325. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1. 

*Irving Institute Library. Ella M. 
Pinkham, Principal, in charge. Estab- 



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lished 1880. Supported by the Institute. 
A reference library for tlie use of teachers 
and pupils only. Located in Institute 
building, 2126 California street. 
Total no. of vols. 3000. 

John Hats Hammond Public Min- 
ing Library. Charles Gregory Yale, 
Trustee and Acting Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1906. No paid employees. Open 
to public (for reference only) daily from 

9 A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in State 
Mining Bureau, Ferry Building. 

Total no. of vols, about 475. 
No additions reported. 

Levi Cooper Lane Library of Medi- 
cine AND Surgery. Dr Emmet Rixford, 
Librarian. Established 189.5. Annual 
income, about $1300, received from endow- 
ment and appropriation. One employee. 
Open to public for reference every day 
except Sundays from 8 a. m. to 5 p. M. 
Located on second floor of Cooper Medi- 
cal College building, northeast corner 
Sacramento and Webster streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 34.000. 

LiGUE Nationals Francaise (Bib- 
LIOTHEQUE DE la). Mile M. Givandan, 
Librarian. Established 1874. Destroyed 
(over 25,000 vols.) April, 1906. Reestab- 
lished. Income received from member- 
ship dues. Two employees. Open every 
day except Sundays from 2 to 6 and 8 to 

10 P. M. Rents building for .$50 per 
month. Located at 1417 Post street. 2l 
periodicals received regularly, none of 
which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 8412. 

Mechanics'-Mercantile Library. 
Frank B. Graves, Librarian. Established 
1854. Destroyed (about 200,000 vols.) 
April, 1906. Reestablished. Income re- 
ceived from subscriptions mainly. About 
4100 members. Eight employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open every day from 9 a. m. 
to 9 p. M. Located in temporary library 
building, corner of Polk and Grove streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 32.000. Vols. 
added during Oct, Nov. and Dec, 1290: 
by purchase 795 ; gift 102 ; binding 333. 
Circulation 20,608. 

Mr Graves attended the meeting of the 
First District, C. L. A., held at Oakland 
Nov. 6. 

The Mechanics' Institute trustees have 
adopted the final preliminary plans for the 
new institute building, and Architect 
Albert Pissis has been instructed to pro- 
ceed with the working drawings. 

The library has .just added a large col- 
lection of miscellaneous plays, consisting 
of many favorites, old and new, which are 
not published by the book trade. These 



plays were collected in pamphlet form and 
bound, most of them being the acting edi- 
tions. The collection includes many of 
the plays of Pinero, Clyde Fitch and 
Henry Arthur Jones, and also a large 
number of translations of modern French 
and German plays. — San Francisco 
Chronicle, Oct. 7. 

The library has just added a large mu- 
sical department similar to the one it had 
before the fire. The collection includes 
bound volumes of the piano and vocal 
scores of most of the standard grand 
operas, a number of light and comic 
operas, many standard oratorios and sym- 
phonies, collections of famous songs, be- 
sides a large number of works on musical 
history and biography and vocal technique. 
— San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 13. 

Microscopical Society Library. Lo- 
cated at present in University of Cali- 
fornia Library. 

See Berkeley. 

Native Sons' Library and Reading 
Room. John O'Connell. Librarian. Es- 
tablished June, 1885. Destroyed (about 
500 vols.) April. 1906. Reestablished. 
Income received from N. S. G. W. par- 
lors in San Francisco. Located at south- 
west corner of Geary and Gough streets. 

No books as yet, but reading room is 
supplied with newspapers and period- 
icals. 

^Pacific Gas and Electric Company 
Law Library. W. B. Bosley, Librarian. 
Established 1901. Income received from 
the company. No paid employees. For 
use of attorneys of companj' only. Lo- 
cated at 925 Franklin street. 

Total no. of vols, about 2000. Vols, 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, about 
20. 

Pacific Medical Journal Library. 
Dr Winslow Anderson, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1857. Destroyed (about 20,000 
vols.) April, 1906. Reestablished and 
again open to physicians and surgeons. 
Located at 1065 Sutter street. 

Total no. of vols. 500. 

No additions reported. 

Pacific Philatelic Society Library. 
The Society is affiliated with the Me- 
chanics' Institute. Date established 1889. 
Income received from donations. About 
40 members. Had not less than 2000 
books and pamphlets, but all destroyed 
April, 1906. Was located in Mechanics' 
Institute Library, and will have a share 
of insurance money collected by the Insti- 
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as soon as a location can be found. Xew 
start is in charge of H. B. Phillips and 
R. E. Cowan. 

The plan is to first find a permanent 
location for the library. 

"•= Sacred IIe.\rt College Library. ; 
Brother Y. Cj'ril, Librarian. Established , 
about 1ST4. Income received from the 
College and open to students and teachers 
of College only. One branch library. Lo- 
cated in College building, Fell between 
Webster and Fillmore. 2.j periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 2075. 

St. Andrew's Society Library. 
Librarian not reported. Established about 
1863. Books donated by members and 
others. For the last twelve years the 
Society has set aside about .^I-dO yearly 
for purchase of books. Total no. of vols, 
before April. 190(3, about 1500. All de- 
stroyed except 25, which were in the 
hands of members. Open to members for 
exchange of books Monday evenings, but 
open for reference to any one presented 
by a member. 

Total no. of vols, at present about 100. 

William Fairgrieve, the former libra- 
rian, resigned on account of illness and is 
now in Los Angeles. Mr Fairgrieve's ad- 
dress is General Delivery- 

St. Ignatius College Library. D. J. 
Mahonv. Librarian. Established 1851. 
Destroyed (50,000 vols.) April, 1906; 
reestablished June, 1906. Two branches. 
Open to public for reference on Thurs- 
days. Located at 1090 Eddy street. 

Total no. of vols, about 7930. 

No additions reported. 

San" Francisco Art Association Li- 
brary. J. R. Martin, Assistant Secretary 
of Association and Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 28. 1872. Destroyed April. 
1906. Reestablished. Open to students of 
Institute of Art, members of Association 
and to the public for reference on certain 
days. Located in the Institute building, 
corner of California and Mason streets. 

Total no. of vols. 392. 

San Francisco Bar Association Li- 
brary. George J. Martin, Secretary and 
Librarian. Established April 20. 1872. 
Destroyed (about 9500 vols.) April. 1906, 
but immediately reestablished. Annual 
income, about $1200, received from dues. 
Open to the public every day except Sun- 
days from 9 A. M. to 9 p. M. Located in 
Pacific Building. 

Total no. of vols, about 10,000. 

No additions reported. 



*San Francisco Chapter of the 
American Institute of Banking, Li- 
brary OF. Robert D. Colquhoun, Libra- 
rian. Established March 16, 1902, and 
affiliated with Mechanics' Institute up to 
April. 1906 ; reestablished August 1, 1907. 
Income received from membership dues, 
etc. Open to members only at all hours, 
each member having a pass key. Located 
at 325 Kearny street, between Bush and 
Pine streets. 13 periodicals received reg- 
ularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 50. 

No additions reported. 

San Feancisco County Medical So- 
ciety Library. Dr A. J. Lartigau, Li- 
brarian. Established 1S91. Destroved 
(about 5000 vols.) April, 1906. Reestab- 
lished. Books and journals are tempo- 
rai-ily located at the Lane Library of 
Cooper Medical College. The address of 
the librarian is 1502 V2 Golden Gate ave- 
nue. 25 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 3000. 

San Francisco Law Library. James 
H. Deering, Librarian. Established 1865. 
Destroyed (about 45,000 vols.) April. 
1906, but reestablished at once. Annual 
income, about .$20,000, received from ap- 
propriations by the city, life membership 
fees of $100, dues of $15 a year, and fees 
for suits filed. Five eniployees. Located 
at 805 Grant Building and open every 
week day from 9 a. m. to 10:45 p. ii., 
Sundays 10 : 30 a. m. to 4 : 30 p. m. Dur- 
ing court vacation library closes at p. si. 

Total no, of vols. 17,000. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1490. 

The committee is now considering the 
purchase of a complete set of Australian 
reports, statutes, and periodicals. 

San Francisco Reading Room and 
Library fob the Blind. Miss H. L. 
Young, Superintendent : INIrs W. E. Irs- 
kine. Librarian. Established 1902. De- 
stroyed April, 1906. Reestablished Octo- 
ber 23, 1906. Annual income of library, 
about $200, received from auxiliary mem- 
bership. One employee. Open to public 
Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 to 
4 p. M. Rents room at 3535 Sixteenth 
street for $20 per month. 2 periodicals 
received regularly, both of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 334. During Oct.. 
Nov. and Dec, 25 blind attended the 
Reading Room : SO books were loaned to 
20 borrowers ; 5 learned to read New York 
print; 3 learned to use the typewriter. 

The San Francisco Reading Room for 
the Blind will have its annual reception 
Saturday afternoon at its room, 3535 Six- 
teenth street. — San Francisco Call, Oct. 
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Miss Young attended the meeting of the 
First District, C. L. A., held at Oakland 
Nov. 6. 

San Francisco Verein Library. Dr 
R. D. Cohn, Librarian. Established 1853. 
Destroyed (over 4400 vols.) April, 1906. 

No news items received. 

Seamen's Institute Library. Frank 
Stone, Secretary. Located at 242 Steuart 
street, near Folsom. The library consists 
of hundreds of books vs^hich are sent to 
the Seamen's Institute by friends and 
immediately placed gratis on board ships 
sailing. 

The Sierra Club Library. Miss 
Anita Gompertz, Librarian. Established 
September 16, 1892, and destroyed (about 
500 vols. ) April, 1906 ; reestablished No- 
vember 1, 1907. Supported by the Club. 
One employee. One branch library at 
Yosemite. Open to public for reference 
purposes only, every day except holidays 
and Sundays, from 9 :30 A. M. to 5 P. M. 
Located in room 302, Mills Building. 

Total no. of vols, not known at present, 
as the library is not as yet cataloged. 
Donations are being received from moun- 
taineering and scientific societies and 
clubs throughout the world, and the Club 
is purchasing as fast as funds allow, all 
publications treating of subjects germane 
to the Club purposes. 

The branch library, in the Le Conte 
Memorial Lodge, Yosemite Valley, is open 
to the public for the mouths of summer 
travel in the Valley, beginning about May 
first. 

*Sketch Club Library. Miss Frances 
Greenwood, Librarian. Established 1893. 
Destroyed (about 800 vols.) April, 1906, 
with the exception of 9 vols. Reestab- 
lished January, 1907. Located in Sketch 
Club rooms at 1625 California street and 
open to members only. 

Total no. of vols. 110, exclusive of mag- 
azines. The books are all on art subjects, 
mainly the fine arts, but also including 
industrial arts. 

Society op California Pioneers Li- 
brary. J. I. Spear, Secretary of Society. 
Established 1850. Destroyed (about 2500 
vols.) April, 1906. A new collection will 
be started as soon as the Society is again 
in its old quarters. Located temporarily 
at 1832 O'Farrell street. 

Southern Pacific Law Department 
Library. Henry William Hobbs, Libra- 
rian. Destroyed (about 15,000 vols.) 
April, 1906. Reestablished. Open to 



members of S. P. Law Dept., from 9 A. M. 
to 5 p. M. Located in Flood Building. 

Total no. of vols. 7736. 

No additions reported. 

State Mining Bureau Library. S. C. 
Lean, Librarian. Established 1880. In- 
come received from State appropriation. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Located in Ferry 
Building. 

Total no. of vols, about 5000. 
No additions reported. 

State Normal School Library. Mrs 
Mira Burnett Bennett in charge. Estab- 
lished 1899. Destroyed (8500 vols.) 
April, 1906. Reestablished immediately. 
Income received from state appropriation. 
One employee. Open to students every 
day except Sundays and holidays, Mon- 
day to Friday from 8 A. M. to 4 :30 p. M., 
Saturdays from 9 a. m. to 12 m. Lo- 
cated on Buchanan street, between Waller 
and Hermann. 2 periodicals received 
regularly, both of which are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols. 7682. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 73. 

Mrs Bennett attended the meeting of 
the First District, C. L. A., held at Oak- 
land Nov. 6. 

Supreme Court Library. Benjamin 
Edson, Librarian. In charge of the Jus- 
tices of the Supreme Court and solely for 
their use in chambers and in the court 
room when required by attorneys having 
cases under consideration. Established 
March, 1868. Destroyed (about 18,000 
vols.) April, 1906. Reestablished. The 
income consists of the fees collected by 
the clerk of the Supreme Court as pro- 
vided in Section 753 of the Political Code. 
Located temporarily at the corner of 
Sutter and Franklin streets. 

Total no. of vols, something over 1200. 

No additions reported. 

SuTRO Library. Established 1884. 
Total no. of vols, before fire of April. 
1906, about 200,000. All that were in 
the Battery street warehouse were de- 
stroyed, but those in the Montgomery 
block building, about 125,000 vols, escaped. 
Library has been closed for several years. 

Theosophical Society Library. 
Amelia L. Allen, Librarian. Established 
1885. Destroyed (about 1000 vols.) 
April, 1906. Reestablished. Supported 
by the Society. No paid employees. 
Open five days in the week afternoons 
and evenings. Located at 1001 Oak 
street. 

Total no. of vols. 150. 



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The library will not be added to very 
greatly until the Society has quarters 
down town, where the books would be 
used more. 

*Trinitt School Libkaey. No libra- 
rian. Leon H. Roger, in charge. Sup- 
ported by the School for the use of teach- 
ers and pupils only. Located in School 
Building, 846 Stanyan street. 

Total no. of vols. 250. 

United Railroads of San Fkancisoo 
LiBEAEY. Tirey L. Ford, General Coun- 
sel. Reestablished since April, 1900. 
Open to attorneys from 8 : 30 A. M. to 
5 : 30 p. M. Located at present at Oak 
and Broderick streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 3300. 

United States Circuit Couet of Ap- 
peals Library. Willard G. Parsons, 
Clerk of Court, in charge. Established 
July 31, 1894. Annual income about 
$1000, received from Congressional ap- 
propriations. One employee. For the use 
of U. S. judges, attorneys, etc., and use 
is also accorded local or visiting attorneys 
when engaged in argument before the 
court. Open from 9 a. m. to 4 p. M. Lo- 
cated in U. S. P. O. and Court House 
building. Seventh and Mission streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 3400. Vols, 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, about 
350. 

United States Geological Survey 
Library. Charles Gregory Yale, Special 
Agent. No paid employees. Located in 
Appraisers' Building, and open to public 
for reference every day except Sundays 
from 9 A. M. to 4 p. M. 

Total no. of vols, over 750. 

University Club Library. No official 

librarian. Established 1891. Destroyed 

(over 2500 vols.) April, 1906. Not rees- 
tablished yet. 

University of California College of 
Dentistry Library. Dr R. E. Keys, 
Librarian. Income received from Depart- 
ment fund. One employee. Open to 
dentists and dental students daily except 
Sundays from 11 a. m. to 12 M. Located 
in College building, First and Parnassus 
aves. About 25 dental and medical jour- 
nals to be received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 250. 

Since July 1, 1908, the library has ob- 
tained over 1300 back numbers of dental 
journals to complete files and is about to 
have bound about 50 volumes completed 
in this way. 

On Nov. 18 a farce, "The toastmaster," 
was given by the senior class of the Col- 



lege of Dentistry for the benefit of the 
library fund. 

In the University of California Bulletin 
(3d ser.) vol. 2, no. 3, page 65, the 
Dean of the Dental Department states 
that a librarian has recently been ap- 
pointed, and that the aim is to create a 
dental library in San Francisco unequaled 
on the Pacifi!c Coast, offering every possi- 
ble facility to the profession, the student 
and the layman, for investigation or refer- 
ence pertaining to the science, history and 
progress of dentistry. 

University School Library. Dr Karl 
J. Belling, Librarian. Established 1906. 
Supported by School. Open for use of 
students, and to the public for reference, 
daily from 9 A. M. to 3 p. M. Located 
2310 Clay street. 

Total no. of vols. 200. 

Von Meyerinck School of Music Li- 
brary. Mrs Anna Von Meyerinck in 
charge. Established 1895. Open to 
pupils of the school and to any music 
students who are introduced by their 
teachers. Located at 818 Grove street. 

Total no. of vols, about 157, including 
scores, etc. 

No additions reported. 

Wells-Fargo Library. James B. 
Stovall, Librarian. Established August, 
1890. Destroyed (about 50O0 vols.) 
April, 1906, but reestablished in 1907. 
Open to members of Association ; dues, 75 
cents quarterly. Books carried by ex- 
press free both ways. 

Total no. of vols, not given. 

*Wilmerding School of Industrial 
Arts Library. Alice E. Crowe, Regis- 
trar, in charge. Established January, 
1900. Income received from School, and 
for the use of students and teachers only. 
Located in School building, Utah and 
Seventeenth streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 352. 

Y. M. C. A. Library. No regular 
librarian. E. E. Edson, Educational Di- 
rector. Established 1876. Destroyed 
(over 2500 vols.) April, 1906; reading 
room reestablished 1907. Located on 
Ellis, between Jones and Leavenworth 
streets. 

No books as yet. The reading room is 
equipped with about 100 magazines, news- 
papers, etc. 

Y. W. C. A. Library. Mrs George 
P. Thurston, President of Association. 
Open at all times to members. Owns 



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building, 1259 O'Farrell street. 
building under construction. 
Total no. of vols, about 1000. 



New 



San Jacinto, Riverside co. 

Y. W. C. T. U. Library of San Ja- 
cinto. Roy Copeland, Librarian. Estab- 
lished May 15, 1007. Annual income 
received from membership dues of 10 
cents each. No paid employees. Open 
Saturday afternoons and evenings for 
distribution of books ; reading room open 
at all times. Rents room on Main street 
for $6 per month. 

Total no. of vols. 172. 

No statistics received. 

San Jose, Santa Clara co. 

San Jose Free Public Library. Miss 
Mary Barmby, Librarian. Established 
1874; as Free Public, ISSO. Annual in- 
come of library, $6312, received from 
taxation. Six employees, including jan- 
itor and gardener. Open to public every 
day except holidays, week days from 9 
A. M. to 9 p. M., Sundays from 1 to 4 
p. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$50,000. SO periodicals received regu- 
larly, of which 77 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 23,474. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 173 : by pur- 
chase 170 ; gift 3. Total registered card- 
holders 10,479 ; added 876 ; renewed 144 ; 
expired 22 ; surrendered 29. Circulation 
21,657: fiction 13,305; juvenile 2856; 
miscellaneous 4795 ; current magazines 
701. Three most popular books : The post 
girl, Salthaven, The trail of the lonesome 
pine. 

Miss Barmby, Miss Edith Burges, Miss 
Elizabeth Kelley. Miss Nellie McGinley, 
and Mrs F. M. Burkholder and Mrs W. A. 
Beasley, attended the meeting of the Sec- 
ond District, G. L. A., held at Los Gatos 
Dec. 12. 

John Southgate has given the library 
20 volumes of the weekly edition of the 
London Times, covering the period from 
1898 to and including the first half of the 
current year. These volumes will afford 
particular interest to students who are 
making a comparative study of modern 
journalism. — San Jose Mercury, Oct. 14. 

Miss Barmby has perpared a list of 
books and selections suitable for Thanks- 
giving reading, and has placed it on the 
bulletin board of the juvenile room. — San 
Jose Mercury, Nov. 8. This paper prints 
the list. 



Miss Barmy has prepared an extended 
list of articles for Christmas reading. — 
San Jose Mercury, Dec. 12. This paper 

prints the list. 

Coffee Club Library. Alta S. 
Adams, Superintendent of Woman's De- 
partment, in charge. Established 1900. 
Annual income of library, about $400, re- 
ceived from membership fees, etc. Mem- 
bership fee, $1, constituting life membei'- 
ship in association and use of books for 
one year. Dues $1 per year. Coffee 
Club has about 2000 members, 126 of 
whom are drawing books. No paid em- 
ployees. Open to members every day 
from 7 a. m. to 8 p. M. Located 96 South 
Second street. 45 periodicals and 22 daily 
papers received regularly, all of which 
except current numbers are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols. 1058. 

All the books of the Coffee Club Library 
have been cataloged by Miss Friant of the 
public library. The library now has 1058 
volumes, and takes 45 periodicals and 22 
daily papers. — San Jose Mercury, Oct. 22. 

^College Notre Dame Library. Sis- 
ter Anthony, Librarian. Established 
1851. Supported by the College and for 
the use of the students. 3 branch libra- 
ries and 5 deposit stations. About 27 
periodicals received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3670. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec. 70 : by pur- 
chase 20 ; binding 50. Total registered 
cardholders 130. Three most popular 
books : Lord of the world. Tents of wick- 
edness. In the palace of the king. 

Directory Library. Joseph T. Brooks, 
Secretary of Chamber of Commerce, in 
charge. Established 1908. Free to the 
public. 

Total no. of vols, about 50. 

San Jost. Law Library. Miss H. G. 
Garrow, Librarian. Established 1874. 
Income received from fees and dues. One 
employee. Open from Monday to Friday 
from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. ; Saturdays from 
9 A. M. to 12 M. Located in Knox Block, 
First and Santa Clara streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 5150. Vols. 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, about 
30. 

Santa Clara County Medical So- 
ciety Library. Dr K. C. Park, Secre- 
tary of Society, in charge. Located in 
Public Library, in a room set apart for 
the use of the Society. The medical 
books of the Public Library are in the 
same room. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 



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State Normal School Libeart. Miss 
Ruth Royce, Librarian. Established 
1862. Income received from state appro- 
priations. Two employees. Open to stu- 
dents during school term, September to 
June, Mondays to Fridays from S a. m. 
to 4 : 30 p. M., Saturdays from 8 a. m. to 
12 M. Located in State Normal School 
temporary building. 85 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 11.309. 

No additions reported. 

Miss Royce attended the meeting of the 
Second District, C. L. A., held at Los 
Gatos Dec. 12. 

University of the Pacific Library. 
Miss Lulu M. Mayne, Librarian ; Mrs F. 
G. Franklin, Assistant Librarian. Es- 
tablished July, 1851. Income received 
from Woodward memorial fund. Four 
employees, including janitor. Open dur- 
ing school term from Monday to Friday 
from 8 A. M. to 12 m. and from 1 to 5 
p. M. Located in one of the University 
buildings. 60 periodicals received regu- 
larly, all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 8395 (acces- 
sioned). 

No statistics received. 

Mrs F. G. Franklin, the assistant libra- 
rian, was recently made librarian. 

San Juan, San Benito eo. 

San Juan Free Public Library. 
Miss Susan F. Cowles, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1896 ; as Free Public, December 
5, 1905. Annual income of library, 
$124.50, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open every day except holidays 
from 10 a. m. to 12 M. and from 1 :30 to 
4 : 30 and 6 : 30 to 8 : 30 p. M. Rents 
building for $5 a month. 5 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1371. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 31, by gift. 
Total registered cardholders 310. Circu- 
lation 292. , 

An entertainment was given on Friday 
and Saturday nights for the benefit of the 
library. The net proceeds were $90.80. — 
San Juan Echo, Oct. 10. 

The library trustees last night received 
the resignation of Miss Susan F. Cowles 
as librarian. Applications for the posi- 
tion will be received by Miss Brummett, 
the secretary, and will be considered next 
Thursday night. — San Juan Echo, Jan. 9. 

Miss Caddie Kemp has been elected to 
the position of librarian. — San .Juan Echo, 
Jan. 16. 



San Leandro, Alameda co. 

S.\n Leandro Free Public Library. 
Miss Mary Brown, Librarian. Established 
May 3, 1905 ; as Free Public, November 
6, 1905. Annual income of library, $620, 
received from taxation. One employee. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 3 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. M. 
Rents building for $7.50 per month. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $10,- 
000. 

Total no. of vols. 1164. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 178 : by pur- 
chase 143 ; gift 35. Vols, discarded 3 ; 
lost 1. Total registered cardholders 508 ; 
added 49 ; surrendered 68. Circulation 
2612 : fiction 1673 ; juvenile 586 ; miscel- 
laneous 353. Current magazines issued 
198. 

Mr Carnegie presented the Public Li- 
brary with an additional $2000, which 
will be used in fitting up the basement of 
the new building as an auditorium. The 
building is otherwise completed. 

A minstrel show was given in Sau 
Leandro Friday night to raise funds for 
improving and beautifying the library 
grounds. $150.10 was cleared. — San Le- 
andro Reporter, Dec. 5. 

President Benjamin Ide Wheeler of the 
LTniversity of California will be invited 
to speak at the dedication exercises of the 
San Leandro Carnegie library, which will 
be completed in a few weeks. — -San Fran- 
cisco Examiner, Dec. 5. 

The above quoted paper gives an ex- 
terior view of the library building. 

San Luis Obispo, San Luis 
Obispo CO. 

San Luis Obispo Free Public Li- 
brary. Mrs Frances M. Milne, Libra- 
rian. Established 1894 ; as Free Public. 
1897. Annual income of library, $2188, 
received from taxation. Three employees, 
including janitor. Open every day ex- 
cept holidays, week days from 10 a. m. 
to 12 M. and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. M. ; 
Sundays from 2 to 5 P. M. Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $10,000. 59. 
periodicals received regularly, of which 50 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 6124. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 179 : by pur- 
chase 176 ; gift 3. Total registered card- 
holders 1018 ; added 62 ; renewed 11 ; ex- 
pired 70 ; surrendered 23. Circulation 
3403 : fiction 2273 ; juvenile 648 ; miscel- 



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laueous 3G5 ; bound magazines 117. Cur- 
rent magazines issued 391. 

San Luis Obispo County Law Li- 
BBART. Judge of Superior Court in 
charge. Established under act of 1891. 
Income received from fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. Open during court 
hours. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1600. 

No additions reported. 

State Polytechnic School Libraky. 
Miss Edith Richardson, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1903. Annual income, about 
$.500, received from state appropriation. 
Three employees, including janitor, but 
each employee only in library part of 
time. Open to students on school days 
from 8 : 30 A. M. to 12 M. and from 1 to 
4 : 30 p. M. 40 periodicals received regu- 
larly. 

Total no. of vols, about 1340. 

No statistics received. 

San Mateo, San Mateo co. 

San Mateo Feee Public Library. 
C. H. Kirkbride, Librarian. Established 
July 3, 1884 ; as Free Public, September, 
1899. Annual income of library, $2,505, 
received from taxation. Two employees. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 9:30 a. m. to 12:30 
p. M. and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $17,500. 17 
periodicals received regularly, of which 8 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 6173. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 70 : by pur- 
chase 42; gift 28. Vols, lost 1. Total 
registered cardholders 718 ; added 126 ; 
surrendered 54. Circulation 3935 : fiction 
3082 ; miscellaneous 768 ; bound maga- 
zines 85. Three most popular books : The 
brass bowl, The trail of the lonesome pine, 
Mr Crewe's career. 

Mr Kirkbride attended the meeting of 
the Second District, C. L. A., held at Los 
Gatos Dec. 12. 

Mrs Paul Noisat has presented the 
library with framed portraits of Wash- 
ington, Longfellow, Holmes, Kate Douglas 
AViggin and Paderewski. — San Mateo 
Leader, Nov. 18. 

San Pedro, Los Angeles co. 

San Pedro [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Lena M. Royce, Librarian. Estab- 
lished February 1, 1903 ; as Free Public, 
February 1, 1903. Annual income of 
library, $2005, received from taxation. 
Three employees, including janitor. Open 
to public every day except holidays, week 
days from 10 a. m. to 12 M., 1 to 5 and 



6 to 9 P. M., Sundays from 2 to 5 p. M. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $12,- 
000. 69 periodicals received regularly, 
of which 53 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3327 (accessioned). 
Vols, added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 
159 : by purchase 156 ; gift 3. Vols, dis- 
carded 2 ; repaired 319. Total registered 
cardholders 954 ; added 118 ; renewed 30 ; 
expired 86 ; surrendered 10. Circulation 
6202: fiction 3106; juvenile 1896; mis- 
cellaneous 547 ; magazines 593. Three 
most popular books : The lure of the mask, 
The flower of the dusk, Mr Crewe's career. 

Eighteen volumes, books on music, have 
been latelj^ placed on the library shelves. 
— San Pedro Times, Nov. 19. 

San Quentin, Marin co. 

San Quentin Prison Library. A. 
Drahms, Librarian. Open Saturdays 
from 7 :30 A. ai. to 4 P. M, 7 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 4000 

No additions reported. 

San Rafael, Marin co. 

San Rafael [Free] Public Library. 
Miss May Cooper, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1887; as Free Public 1890. An- 
nual income of library, $2500, received 
from taxation. Three employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except Sundays from 10 a. m. to 12 M. 
and from 2 to 5 : 30 and 6 : 30 to 9 P. M. 
Located in rooms in High School build- 
ing, rent free. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at $25,000. 40 periodicals received 
regularly, of which 11 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 6730. Total 
registered cardholders about 1439. 

The library has been preparing to move 
into its new building on Jan. 4, 1909. 
The library was closed several weeks in 
November and December. 

Invitations have been issued for the 
dedication of the new Carnegie library 
building on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 4 p. m. 

See also Directory for Library Sup- 
plies, under Moving a library. 

Hitchcock Military Academy Li- 
brary. Supported by the Academy for 
the use of students and instructors. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

Name of librarian not reported. 

Marin County Law Libraey. Miss 
Mabel Holland, Librarian. Annual in- 
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for filing- papers in civil suits. Open to 
public every day. Located in Court 
House. 

Total uo. of vols, about 1200. 

No additions reported. 

Santa Ana, Orange co. 

Santa Ana Free Public Library. 
Miss Jeanette E. McFadden, Librarian. 
Established 1891. Annual income of 
library. .$3233, received from taxation. 
Three employees, including janitor. Open 
to public every day except holidays, week 
days from 9 to 11 : 30 a. m. and from 
1 : 30 to 5 : 30 and 7 to 9 p. M. ; Sundays 
2 to 5 P. ivt. Owns Carnesie buildins. 
valued at $16,700. 57 periodicals received 
regularly, of which 29 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 9130. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 339 : by pur- 
chase 333; gift 6. Vols, discarded 27; 
repaired 1007. Total registered card- 
holders 31S7 ; added 155 ; renewed 101 ; 
surrendered 13. Circulation 10,817 : fic- 
tion 5799 ; juvenile 2925 ; miscellaneous 
11.50 : current magazines 973. Three most 
popular books : The shepherd of the hills, 
The trail of the lonesome pine, The flower 
of the dusk. 

Orange County Law Library. J. C. 
Burke, Secretary. Established June 19. 
1906. Annual income received from $1 
fees for filing papers in civil suits. Open 
from-9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols, about 750. 

No additions reported. 

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara co. 

Santa Barbara Free Public Li- 
brary. Mrs Frances Burns Linn, Libra- 
rian. Established 1S82 : as Free Public. 
1882. Annual income of library, $4475.76, 
received from taxation, etc. Four em- 
ployees, including janitor. Open to public 
•every day except Sundays and legal holi- 
days from 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. and 7 to 9 p. M., 
Sundays and holidays 2 to 5 p. m. Owns 
liuilding, valued at $21,000. 94 period- 
icals received regularly, of which S are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 16,972. Total 
registered cardholders about 3645. 

No statistics received. 

The duplicate fiction plan will be tried 
at the public library beginning Oct. 22. — 
Santa Barbara Independent, Oct. 21. 

By the kindness of Mr Emile Charles 
copies of ten of Rembrandt's etchings are 
displayed at the public library. A com- 
plete file of St. Nicholas from the first 



number published, November, 1873, to the 
last volume has been added to the public 
library. — Sauta Barbara Independent, 
Nov. 7. 

A suggestive list of the Milton matei'ial 
in the library was published in the Santa 
Barbara Press, Dec. 9, the 300th anni- 
versary of Milton's birth. 



Santa Barbara County Law Li- 
brary. C. A. Hunt, County Clerk, in 
charge. Established July 17, 1891. An- 
nual income, about $280, received from 
$1 fees for filing papers in civil suits. 
No paid employees. Open to public from 
9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols, about 2075. 

No additions reported. 

Society of Natural History Li- 
brary. Dr Lorenzo G. Yates, President 
of Society, acting Librarian. Established 
December, 1876. No paid employees. 
Open to public every Saturday from 2 to 
4 p. M. Owns building, valued at $10,000. 

Total no. of vols, about 4000. 

The large scientific private library of 
President Yates is also open to the public. 

Santa Clara, Santa Clara co. 

Santa Clara Free Public Library. 
Miss Mary A. Mulhall, Librarian. Es- 
tablished October, 1904. Annual income 
of library received from taxation and 
from town treasurer, who donates one 
fourth of his commissions. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays for five hours. 

Total no. of vols, about 150O. 

No statistics received. 

Two vacancies in the library trustees, 
one caused by the resignation of Prof. 
L. R. Smith and one by the death of Miss 
Alice Jordan, were filled by the appoint- 
ment of W. H. Trogden and Miss Clara 
Eberhard. — Santa Clara Journal, Oct. 7. 

Santa Clara College Library. Rev. 
Joseph P. Francis, S. J., Librarian. 
Established 1851. Seven student libraries 
besides the main or College Faculty 
library. Open to the faculty, and on 
special occasions of reference to the 
students and public. 

Total no. of bound vols, in main li- 
brary, 18,152. 

No additions reported. 

Sodality Debating Society Library. 
Lester A. Thompson, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1890. Annual income, $50, re- 
ceived from dues. Open to members of 
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day from 1 to 9 p. M. Located in Sodal- 
ity Club building. 

Total no. of vols, about 878. Total 
registered cardholders about 703. 
No statistics received. 

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz co. 

Santa Cruz [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Minerva H. Waterman. Librarian. 
Established 186S ; as Free Public, 1881. 
Annual income of library, $4500, received 
from taxation. Three employees. One 
branch library located at Seabright. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and legal holidays from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. 
and from 7 to 9 p. M. Owns Carneaie 
building, valued at $20,000. About 125 
periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 16,000. 

No statistics received. 

Santa Cruz County Law Library. 
Harry E. Miller, Secretai'y and Libra- 
rian. Established Ausust 3, 1896. An- 
nual income, about $700, received from 
fees for filing papers in civil suits. One 
employee. Open every week day from 
9 A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in room 6 of 
the Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 800. Vols. 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, about 
20. 

Santa Maria, Santa Barbara co. 

Santa Maria [Free] Public Li- 
brary. L. E. Blochman, Secretary Li- 
brary Trustees. Established June 17, 
1907. A $10,000 Carnegie building un- 
der construction. 

Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3, the corner- 
stone of the new Carnegie librai-y build- 
ing was laid with Masonic ceremonies. — 
Santa Maria Graphic, Oct. 10. 

The library building will be finished 
early in February and it is hoped to open 
the library the first of March. Donations 
are promised beside the city's contribution 
and the books of the Minerva Library 
Club. 

Men's Reading Room. No librarian. 
Established 1907. Minerva Library Club 
supplies magazines and newspapers. 
Open to public from S A. M. to 9 : 30 
P. M. Located in room used by Town 
Trustees, rent free. 

No books. 

Minerva Library Club Library. 
Mrs E. S. Faunt Le Roy, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1906. Maintained by club 
mainly. Open to public Friday after- 
noons from 2 :30 to 5. Library is housed 
in L. E. Blochman's office, rent free. 

Total no. of vols. 640. 

No statistics received. 



The books of the Minerva Library Club 
are to be presented to the Public Library 
as soon as it is prepared to receive them. 

Santa Monica, Los Angeles co. 

Santa Monica [Free] Public Li- 
brary. Miss Elfie A. Mosse, Librarian. 
Established 1886 ; as Free Public, Decem- 
ber 5, 1890. Annual income of library, 
$5000, received from taxation. Four em- 
ployees, including janitor. One deposit 
station. The reading room open to public 
every day from S : 30 A. M. to 9 : 30 P. M. 
and the book department every day except 
Sundays and holidays from 9 A. m. to 
5 :30 P. M. and from 6 :30 to 8 P. M. Owns 
Carnegie buildino-. valued at $12,.500. 
88 periodicals received regularly, all of 
which except current numbers are for cir- 
culation. 

Total no. of vols. 9770. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 464 : by pur- 
chase 411 ; gift 53. Vols, repaired 546 ; 
lost 1. Total registered cardholders about 
1700; added 223; renewed 19. Circula- 
tion 14,924 : fiction 8437 ; juvenile 3718 ; 
miscellaneous 1855 ; bound magazines 66 ; 
current magazines 848. Cardholders in 
deposit station 50 ; circulation 464. Three 
most popular books : The trail of the lone- 
some pine. The testing of Diana Mallory, 
Religion and medicine. 

Santa Paula, Ventura co. 

The proposition of Mr and Mrs Nathan 
W. Blanchard, offering to donate at least 
$10,000 for the erection of a public library 
building on condition that the city should 
provide a suitable location and also ap- 
propriate at least $1000 per year for the 
maintenance of the library, was accepted 
by the City Trustees on June 4, 1907. 

The city trustees of Santa Paula have 
sold the $7000 bonds recently voted for 
purchasing a site for a combined public 
library and city hall ; $10,000 is available 
for construction work. — Los Angeles 
Times, Sept. 27. 

N. W. Blanchard and Trustee C. B. 
King are inspecting the southern Cali- 
fornia libraries to find a pattern for the 
contemplated library building in Santa 
Paula. — Ventura Democrat, Oct. 17. 

A view of the front elevation of the 
Blanchard Memorial Library and City 
Hall is given in the Santa Paula Chron- 
icle, Nov. 13. 

The plans of Architect J. C. Austin of 
Los Angeles for the new library have been 
accepted. Work will commence about the 
first of January. In five months it is 
expected to have the building completed. 
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Santa Rosa, Sonoma eo. 

Santa Rosa Free Public Library. 
Miss Margaret Adelle Barnett, Librarian. 
Established 1869; as Free Public, 1884. 
Annual income of library, $3500, received 
from taxation. Three employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except legal holidays, weeks days from 

1 to 6 and 7 to 9 p. M., Sundays from 

2 to 6 P. M., but no books issued on Sun- 
days. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$25,000. 71 periodicals received regu- 
larly, of which 15 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 15,610. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 74: by pur- 
chase 32 ; gift 4 ; binding 88. Circulation 
9336 : fiction 4520 ; juvenile 1482 ; miscel- 
laneous 2791 ; magazines 543. 

Miss Barnett attended the meeting of 
the Third District, C. L. A., held at St. 
Helena Oct. 10. 

Attorney Joseph P. Berry was ap- 
pointed a member of the Board of Library 
Trustees Oct: 6 to succeed Luther Bur- 
bank, who asked to be relieved on account 
of press of other matters. — Santa Rosa 
Repiihlican, Oct. 7. 

Sonoma County Law Library. G. W. 
Libby, Secretary, in charge. Established 
1891. Annual income, about $400, re- 
ceived from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. Open to public from 9 A. M. 
to 5 p. M. Temporarily located in Trust 
Savings Bank building. 

Total no. of vols, about 3000. 

Na additions reported. 

Saticoy, Ventura co. 

Poinsettia Club Library. Estab- 
lished October, 1902. The library is at 
present located in West Saticoy, having 
been loaned by the club. 

Sausalito, Marin co. 

Sausalito Free Public Library. 
Mrs Eugenie Melville, Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 1, 1906. Annual income of 
library, $2030, received from taxation. 
Two employees, including janitor. Open 
to public every day except Sundays ; Mon- 
day to Friday from 1 to 6 and 7 to 9 P. M., 
Saturdays 9 A. M. to 12 m. and from 1 to 
6 and 7 to 9 p. m. Rents room for $20 
per month. 4 periodicals received regu- 
larly, none of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1321. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 56 : by pur- 
chase 35 ; gift 21. Vols, rebound 43 ; lost 
4. Total registered cardholders 645. Cir- 
culation 2612. Thi-ee most popular books : 
The beloved vagabond. The heart of a 
child, The brass bowl. 



Seabright, Santa Cruz co. 

Branch of Santa Cruz Public Li- 
brary. Irma V. Cole, Librarian. Estab- 
lished July 11, 1907. Income received 
from Santa Cruz Public Library. One 
employee. Open to public for the loan 
of books Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur- 
days from 2 to 5 p. m. ; reading room 
daily from 9 a. m. to 5 p. M. Owns 
building valued at $200. 20 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 200. Circulation 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1737. Three 
most popular books : The trail of the lone- 
some pine. Freckles, Anne of Green 
Gables. 

Seabright Library Association Li- 
brary. Miss S. A. Tyrrell, Secretary. 
Established about 1896. Tbe library has 
been closed for some time. The books will 
eventually be given to the Public Library. 

Total no. of vols, between 300 and 400. 

Selma, Fresno co. 

Selma Carnegie Free Public Li- 
brary. Miss Edith Staley, Librarian. 
Established June 1, 1905 ; as Free Public, 
January 12, 1906. Annual income of 
library, $600, received from taxation. One 
employee. Open to public every week day 
from 10 A. M. to 12 m. and from 1 to 5 and 
6 to 8 : 30 p. M., Sundays 2 to 5 p. M. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $6200. 
15 periodicals received regularly, all of 
which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1400. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 77: by pur- 
chase 75 ; gift 2. Total registered card- 
holders 895 ; added 53. Circulation 1813. 
Three most popular books : The shuttle. 
The doctor. The shepherd of the hills. 

Mrs M. A. Freeland, librarian, was 
married in November to J. G. S. Arrants, 
and resigned her position December 1. 
Miss Edith Staley was appointed librarian 
to fill the vacancy. 

Mrs Freeland attended the meeting of 
the Fourth District, C. L. A., held at 
Fresno Oct. 22 and 23. 

Sierra Madre, Los Angeles co. 

Sierra Madre Library Association 
Library. Mrs Florence B. Wheatly, Li- 
brarian. Established 1887. Annual in- 
come of library, about $300, received from 
subscriptions. Fee 25 cents per month, 
$2 per year or $25 for life membership. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 2 to 
5 p. M. ; Monday and Thursday evenings 
from 7 to 9 ; and reading room open Sun- 
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at $3500. 36 periodicals received regu- 
larly, of which 34 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 2730. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 74 : by pur- 
chase 3 ; gift 71. Vols, repaired 31 ; lost 
2. Total registered cardholders 225 (56 
juvenile and 169 adults) ; added 31; re- 
newed 27 ; expired 13. Circulation 1235 : 
fiction 710 ; juvenile 176 ; miscellaneous 
95 ; current magazines 254. Three most 
popular books : Peter, The post girl, Reli- 
gion and medicine. 

The Association joined the Booklovers' 
last June and receives eight new books 
each month. 

Mrs' Wheatley attended the Second 
Class in Library Methods, held by the 
State Library, in Colton Oct. 5 to 17. 

The library has been presented with a 
handsome mission table, the handiwork of 
Raymond Andrews. — Sierra Madre Netvs, 
Oct. 2. 

While Mrs Wheatley attended the Class 
in Library Methods at Colton, the library 
was in charge of W. T. Leckey of Dow- 
agiac, Mich. — Sierra Madre Netvs, Oct. 9. 

In order that the residents of Sierra 
Madre may have an opportunity to be- 
come better acquainted with the library 
and its work, the members of the Library 
Association will hold an informal recep- 
tion at the library Thursday evening, Nov. 
12. — Sierra Madre News, Nov. 6. 

Sisson, Siskiyou co. 

Shasta Forest Reserve Library. 
Geo. A. Coleman, Supervisor, in charge. 
Established May, 1907. Open daily to 
officers of the forest service from 8 A. M. 
to 10 p. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 36. The pri- 
vate technical library of Supervisor Cole- 
man, and about 500 bulletins of the 
U. S. Department of Agriculture are also 
open for use in the same office. 

No additions reported. 

Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles co. 

* Soldiers' Home Library. G. W. 
Wilson, Librarian. Established about 
1887. Income received from Post Fund. 
Three employees. Open to members, offi- 
cers and civilian employees Monday to 
Friday from 8 : 30 to 11 : 30 a. m. and 
from 12 : 30 to 4 and 6 to 7 : 30 p. M., 
Saturday from 8 : 30 to 11 : 30 A. M., and- 
Sunday afternoons from 2 to 3 :30. Owns 
building, valued at .$35,000. 70 period- 
icals received regularly, none of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 6850. 

No additions reported. 



Somis, Ventura co. 

OxNAED Public Library Deposit Sta- 
tion. Established April 9, 1908. 

Sonoma, Sonoma co. 

Sonoma Valley Public Library. Mrs 

Sophia Calderwood. Librarian. Estab- 
lished October, 1903. Maintained by 
Women's Club. Annual income of library, 
about $72, received from gifts, etc. No 
paid employees. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidays from 7 
to 8 :30 p. M. On Wednesdays from 2 :30 
to 5 p. M. also. Rents building for $6 
per month. 

Total no. of vols, about 811. Vols, 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 26, by 
gift. Circulation 508. 

Mrs Calderwood attended the meeting 
of the Third District, C. L. A., held at 
St. Helena Oct. 10. 

No news items received in reference to 
the Carnegie building agitation. 

Sonora, Tuolumne co. 

SoNOEA Free Library and Reading 
Room. Rev. James M. Smith, Librarian. 
Established 1892. 

No statistics received. 

Manzanita Club Library. Mrs 
Frank Street, President Club. Open 
Saturdays. 

Total no. of vols, about 600. 

No statistics received. 

Tuolumne County Law Library. G. 
W. Nicol, Superior Judge, in charge. Es- 
tablished March, 1908. Annual income 
about $200, received from $1 fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. No paid em- 
ployees. Open to public week days from 
9 A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols. 101, all added during 
last three months. 

Yesterday Hon. Judge Nicol, T. F. 
McGovern, attorneys J. ■ B. Curtin and 
Horace Street met in the judge's cham- 
bers and discussed the law library ques- 
tion. New books will be added to the 
library in the near future. — Sonora Times, 
Dec 10. 

Young Men's Club Library. A1 Tier- 
zich. Secretary of Club, in charge. An- 
nual income of library, about $650, re- 
ceived from membership dues. Rents 
building for $20 a month. 20 periodicals 
received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 1000. 



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South Pasadena, Los Angeles co. 

South Pasadena Free Public Li- 
BKARY. Mrs Nellie E. Keith. Librarian. 
Established 1889; as Free Public, No- 
vember, 1895. Annual income of library, 
$2500, received from taxation. Four em- 
ployees, including a .janitor and a gar- 
dener. Open to public every day except 
Sundays from 2 to 5 and 6 : 30 to 9 P. M. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $12,000. 
58 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 5800. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, ISO: by pur- 
chase 129. Total registered cardholders 
1565. Circulation 7266: fiction 3449; 
juvenile 1390 ; miscellaneous 638 ; current 
magazines 1789. Three most popular 
books : The trail of the lonesome pine. 
The post girl, Peter. 

Andrew Carnegie has increased his gift 
of $10,000 for the library building to 
$12,000.— South Pasadena Record, Oct. 1. 

Mrs Martha C. Moore has presented the 
library with a fine mission library table 
for the office. — South Pasadena Record, 
Oct. 29. 

The South Pasadena Record of Dec. 31 
gives a history of the library and an ex- 
terior view. 

South San Francisco, San Mateo 

CO. 

St. Paul's Library. Rev. Edwin D. 
Kizer, Librarian. Established October, 
1906. Income received from contribu- 
tions. Open to public Tuesdays, Wednes- 
days and Fridays from 7 to 9 P. M. Lo- 
cated temporarily in Rev. Kizer's resi- 
dence. 

Total no. of vols. 120. 

Owing to the inadequacy of the former 
quarters, and the uncertainty of the erec- 
tion for some time to come of the new 
Fraternal Building, the reading room 
has been closed and the books are dis- 
tributed by request from Rev. Kizer's resi- 
dence, where they are temporarily located. 

Spreckels, Monterey co. 

Spreckels Free Library. H. A. 
Smith, Librarian. Established Decem- 
ber, 1907. Income received from dona- 
tions. No paid employees. Open to 
public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 
to 9 p. M. and Saturdays and Sundays 
from 1 to 3 p. M. 6 periodicals received 
regularly, none of which are for circu- 
lation. 

No books January, 1908. 

No additions reported. 



Stanford University, Santa Clara 

CO. 

Leland Stanford Junior University 
Library. George T. Clark, Librarian. 
Established 1891. Income received from 
University fund. Nineteen regular (and 
six students on partial time) employees, 
not including janitor. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidays, Mon- 
day to Friday from 8 A. M. to 10 P. M., 
Saturdays 8 a. m. to 3 : 30 p. m. Owns 
building, valued at $150,000. 800 period- 
icals received regularly, none of which 
are for circulation, except over Sunday. 

Total no. of vols. 119,701. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 3825: by pur- 
chase 2612; gift 574; binding 639. Cir- 
culation 45,871. 

Mr Clark attended the meeting of the 
First District, C. L. A., held at Oakland 
Nov. 6. 

Following the custom of each year con- 
tributing a sum of money to the Univer- 
sity library for the exclusive purpose of 
purchasing books, magazines and news- 
papers which treat of the history of Cali- 
fornia, Treasvirer Charles G. Lathrop last 
week presented the librarian with his per- 
sonal check for $150. Mr Lathrop inau- 
gurated this custom a number of years 
ago and as a result of his generosity the 
University now has one of the finest 
libraries in existence of the recent history 
of the State. It contains some six hun- 
dred books and bound volumes of Cali- 
fornia newspapers and magazines. — Stan- 
ford Alumnus, vol. X, no. 2, p. 71. 

A large shipment of periodicals and 
scientific publications has been received 
at the library. These will be of value to 
the faculty and students for research 
work. Recognizing the lack of this essen- 
tial material the board of trustees has 
appropriated $8000 for the next five years 
to make up the deficiency. — San Fran- 
cisco Examiner, Nov. 19. 

Standish, Lassen co. 

*Standish Literary Club Library. 
Miss Margaretta Bolton, Librarian. Es- 
tablished February 4, 1905. Income re- 
ceived from membership dues, etc. Open 
at any time to members only. Located in 
residence of Dr B. B. Bolton. 

Total no. of vols. 66. Vols, added dur- 
ing Oct., Nov. and Dec, 13, by purchase. 
Total registered cardholders 14 ; added 1. 
Circulation 20: fiction S; juvenile 8 ; mis- 
cellaneous 4. Most popular books : Nine 



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swords of Morales, The exploits of Miles 
Standish. 

Stockton, San Joaquin co. 

Stockton Feee Public Libraet. W. 
F. Clowdsley, Librarian. Established 
May, 1S80; as Free Public, May. ISSO. 
Annual income of library, $12,378, re- 
ceived from taxation. Seven employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except holidays, week days from 9 
A. M. to 9 p. M., Sundays from 10 A. M. 
to 4 p. M. and from 6 to 9 p. M. Owns 
building, valued at about .$75,000. 189 
periodicals received regularly, all of 
which except current numbers are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 41,000. Vols, 
added during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 635 : 
by purchase 551 ; binding 84. Vols, dis- 
carded 19 ; rebound 440 ; destroyed be- 
cause of contagious disease 5. Total reg- 
istered cardholders 3381 (and 16 teach- 
ers ) ; added 436 ; renewed 576 ; expired 
937. Circulation 18,355: fiction 9966; 
juvenile 4468 ; miscellaneous 3921. Three 
most popular books : The lure of the mask. 
The river man, Mr Crewe's career. 

The will of the late J. D. Peters pro- 
vides for the expenditure of .$2500 for 
books on religion for the Stockton Public 
Library. Mr Clowdsley has called for 
lists of books on theological subjects 
wanted by ministers of the town and by 
others interested. — Stockton Record, Nov. 
18. 

The library has added a collection of 
books on mechanics. — Stockton Record, 
Dec. 3. 

Mr Clowdsley and Miss Ida M. Smith 
attended the meeting of the Fifth District, 
C. L. A., held at Sacramento Nov. 21. 

The story hour at the Public Library 
has been discontinued, as Mrs M. S. Arndt 
is preparing to leave town. Mrs Arndt 
has outlined the work for the coming year, 
and hopes that some one may be found 
who will continue it. — Stockton Record, 
Dec. 12. 

Coffee Club Libeaey. Miss Annie 
Fox, Librarian. Established April 6, 
1907. One employee. Open to public 
every day from 6 a. m. to 10 p. M. Lo- 
cated at 229 East Weber avenue, in 
Coffee Club rooms. 24 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 217. 

San Joaquin County Law Libeaey. 
■ M. J. Henry, Librarian. Established 



July 30, 1894. Annual income, about 
$625, of which about $300 is from $1 
fees for filing papers in civil suits. One 
employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays, from 9 
A. M. to 12 M. and 1 to 5 p. m. Located 
in rooms 10 and 11 of Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 3820. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 144. 

The board ordered an expenditure of 
$300 for additional books for the law 
library. Judge Nutter explained the need 
of the books. — Stockton Record, Dec 7. 

Sugar Pine, Madera co. 

Sugar Pine Libeaey. Mrs Claudia 
M. Smith, Librarian. Established Octo- 
ber 1, 1907. Maintained by the Sugar 
Pine Lumber Co. for the benefit of the 
employees. One employee. Open every 
day from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. 27 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 300. Total registered 
cardholders 90 ; expired 30 ; surrendered 5. 

Suisun, Solano co. 

SuisuN Free Public Library. Mrs 
Ed Dinkelspiel, Secretary Library Trus- 
tees. Established May 8, 1906. 

No news items received. 

Susanville, Lassen co. 

SusANviLLE Free Reading Room. H. 
R. T. Cofiin, Librarian. Established Oc- 
tober 12, 1907. Supported by Susanville 
Library Association. No paid employees. 
Open to public every day. Mr Coffin 
donates room, light and heat, and is paid 
.$2 a week for keeping library open 
Sunday. 

Total no. of vols, about 100. 

No statistics received. 

Lassen County Law Library. F. A. 
Kelley, Superior Judge, in charge. No 
income, as the $1 fee for filing papers in 
civil suits has been abolished. Open to 
public from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M. Located 
in judge's chambers. 

Total no. of vols. 210. 

No additions reported. 

Sutterville, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Frank Mead, Custodian. 

Total no. of vols. 50. 

Tropico, Los Angeles co. 

Tropico Free Library. Harriet T. 
Myers, Librarian. Established February, 
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lie Mondays and Saturdaj's from 2 to 
4 : 30 p. ii. and one evening a week. 
Owns building, valued at $200. 

Total no. of vols. 700. Vols, added 
during Oct.. Nov. and Dec, 34 : by pur- 
chase 3 ; gift 31. Vols, rebound 5 ; de- 
stroyed on account of contagious disease 
1. Total registered cardholders 404 ; 
added 22. Circulation 1233 : fiction 595 ; 
ju\euile 565 ; miscellaneous 73. Current 
magazines issued 283. Three most pop- 
ular books : The masquerader, Lavender 
and old lace. The rover boys on southern 
waters. 

Tulare, Tulare co. 

Tulare Feee Public Libkaby. Mrs 
E. B. Oakford, Librarian. Established 
1878; as Free Public, 1901. Annual in- 
come of library, $1235, received from 
taxation. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
holidays, week days from 9 a. m. to 
12 M. and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M. ; 
Sundays from 2 to 5 P. M., but no books 
issued. Owns Carnegie building, valued 
at $10,000. 34 periodicals received regu- 
larly, all of which except current numbers 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 474S. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 127 : by pur- 
chase 84 ; gift 15 ; binding 28. Vols, dis- 
carded 3 ; repaired 61. Total registered 
cardholders 509 ; added 39 ; jenewed 1 ; 
surrendered 9. Circulation 2503 : fiction 
1606 ; juvenile 531 ; miscellaneous 287 ; 
bound magazines 79. Current magazines 
issued 237. 

Mrs Oakford and Judge J. O. Lovejoy, 
library trustee, attended the meeting of 
the Fourth District, C. L. A., held at 
Fresno Oct. 22 and 23. 

University of California Beancu 
Culture Station Library. J. T. Bearss, 
Librarian. Open to public every day 
except Sundays. Located about two miles 
from Tulare. 

Total no. of vols, about 5000. 

The library consists principally of bulle- 
tins and reports from the U. S. Depart- 
ment of Agriculture and from agricultural 
experiment stations throughout the United 
States. 

Tuolumne, Tuolumne co. 

Maxwell Free Library. Rev. Wm. 
H. Wheeler, Librarian. Established 
1903. Income received from fines, etc. 



Open to public Mondays from 4 to 6 and 
7 to 9 p. M. Located in Guild hall under 
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, rent fi'ee.- 

Total no. of vols, about 800. 

No statistics received. 

Turlock, Stanislaus co. 

City Library and Reading Room. 
Mrs S. R. Douglas. Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 20, 1908. Income received 
from quarterly subscriptions from busi- 
ness men. One paid employee. Open to 
public every day except Sundays and holi- 
days from 3 to 9 :30 P. M. Rents room 
for $15 per month. 24 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for cir- 
culation. 

Total no. of vols. 422. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 23 : by pur- 
chase 15 ; gift 8. Vols, repaired 18. Total 
registered cardholders 288 ; added 68 ; re- 
newed 10 ; surrendered 2. Three most 
popular books : Lavender and old lace, 
The Sherrods, My lady of the North. 

The new trustees are : Mrs J. C. Will- 
iams, chairman and treasurer, Mrs B. F. 
Clark, secretary, and Mrs R. R. Fowler. 

Ukiah, Mendocino co. 

Ukl^h Free Public Library. Mrs 
Imogene S. Perkins, Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 9, 1906; as Free Public, 
March 9. 1906. Annual income of library, 
about $500, received from taxation. One 
employee. Open to public every week day 
from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M. ; Sundays 
from 2 to 5 P. M., but no books issued. 
Rents room for $15 per month. 20 peri- 
odicals received regularly, all of which 
except current numbers are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols. 1775. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 6, by gift. 
Total registered cardholders 995 ; added 
49 ; surrendered 2. Circulation 1341 : 
fiction 1245 ; miscellaneous 96. Current 
magazines issued 372. 

Income of library for present year re- 
duced from 15 cents on $100 to 5 cents 
on $100, which is much regretted by 
library patrons as it means a great short- 
age in new books. 

Mendocino Law Library. Arthur J. 
Thacher, Librarian. Annual income, about 
$350, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. No paid employees. 
Each attoi'uey has a key to the room in 
which the books are kept. Located in 
Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 1100. 

No additions reported. 



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Upland, San Bernardino co. 

Upland Public Library. Mrs C. T. 
McCulluh, Librarian. Established April, 
1900. Annual income received from sub- 
scriptions and membership fees. One 
employee. Open to puljlic Monday, 
Wednesday and Saturday evening from 
7 to 8, and two hours Saturday after- 
noon. Rents building for $10 per month. 

Total no. of vols, about 530. Total 
registered cardholders about 77. 

No statistics received. 

Vacaville, Solano co. 

Vacaville Free Public Library. M. 
T. J. Mize, Secretary Library Trustees. 
Established June 21, 1905. 

No books as yet. 

The Book Club now has 550 books 
which it will donate to the public 
library. 

No library started as yet. 

Vallejo, Solano co. 

Vallejo [Free] Public Library. 
Miss L. Gertrude Doyle, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1883; as Free Public, 1884. 
Annual income of library, $2659, received 
from taxation. Four employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 1 : 80 
to 5 and 6 : 30 to 9 p. M. Owns Carnegie 
building, which originally cost about $30,- 
000. 52 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 7813. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 123 : by pur- 
chase 100 ; gift 9 ; binding 14. Vols, re- 
paired 750 ; rebound 82. Total registered 
cardholders 1830 ; added 173 ; renewed 25. 
Circulation 10,396: fiction 7269; juvenile 
2323 ; miscellaneous 804. Most popular 
books : The trail of the lonesome pine, The 
fly on the wheel. 

The trustees of the Public Library have 
decided to have signs printed and posted 
in conspicuous places about town inviting 
strangers and the public to make them- 
selves at home at the library. Also signs 
are to be printed and placed in the reading 
room calling the attention of the patrons 
to the fact that no daily paper shall be 
kept longer than twenty-five minutes by 
one person. — ^Vallejo Netos, Oct. 7. 

Venice, Los Angeles co. 

Free Library and Reading Room. 
Mrs C. D. Bouck, Librarian. Established 
March 20, 1908. To be supported by 
donations, etc. Six employees. Open 
to public every day from 9 a. m. to 9 



p. M. Located in building loaned by 
Abbot Kinney. 

Total no. of vols, nearly 500. — Venice 
Vanguard, Sept. 9. 

No statistics received. 

The library has received a complete set 
of Robert Louis Stevenson's works. They 
were presented by the Venice Pick and 
Shovel Club. — Venice Vanguard, Nov. 14. 

Abbot Kinney having promised to do- 
nate a site for a library building, the 
Venice Chamber of Commerce is asking 
Carnegie for a donation of $25,000 for 
the erection of the building. — Los Angeles 
Times, Nov. 1. 

Ventura, Ventura co. 

Ventura [Free] Public Libeaby. 
Miss Florence Vandever, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1874; as Free Public, 1878. 
Annual income of library, $1000, received 
from taxation. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every week day 
from 2 to 4 : 30 and 7 to 9 P. M., Sun- 
days from 2 to 4 : 30 P. M. Owns build- 
ing, valued at $10,000. 

Total no. of vols, about 4972. Total 
registered cardholders about 360. 

No statistics received. 

Ventura County Law Library. 
Henry A. Dewing, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1899. Annual income, about $150, 
received from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. No paid employees. Open 
to public from 9 a. m. to 5 P. M. Lo- 
cated in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 2000. 

No additions reported. 

Veterans' Home, Napa co. 

Veterans' Home Library. E. H. 
Ellis, Librarian. Established 1886. Two 
employees, including janitor. Open to 
members of the Home every day from 
8 A. M. to 8 P. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 3100 

No additions reported. 

Visalia, Tulare co. 

Vis ALIA Free [Public] Library. 
Mrs M. J. McEwen, Librarian. Estab- 
lished June 1, 1904; as Free Public, 
1904. Annual income of library, $1000, 
received from taxation. Two employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidays, from 10 
A. M. to 12 M., and from 2 to 5 and 6 : 30 
to 9 P. M. ; Sundays 2 to 5 P. M. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $10,000. 50 
periodicals received regularly, none of 
which are for circulation. 



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Total no. of vols. 3189. Vols, added 
dui'iug Oct., Nov. and Dec, 262 : by pur- 
chase 258 ; gift 4. Vols, discarded 9 ; re- 
paired 28. Total registered cardholders 
1250 ; added 61 ; renewed 16 ; expired 5 ; 
surrendered 18. Circulation 1552. Three 
most popular books : The man of the hour, 
Ben Hur, The history of David Grieve. 

The term of A. D. Sweet as library 
trustee having expired and Dr M. Mc- 
Fadzean having resigned, N. W. Kibler 
and Frank Lamberson were appointed to 
fill the vacancies. D. E. Perkins takes 
the place of S. C. Brown. Mr Lamberson 
is the new secretary of the board. 

S. C. Brown, one of the first trustees of 
the Public Library, died on Dec. 26, 1908. 

Mrs McEwen attended the meeting of 
the Fourth District, C. L. A., held at 
Fresno Oct. 22 and 23. 

Tulare County Law Libraet. D. M. 
Edwards, Librarian and Secretary. Es- 
tablished 1893. Annual income, about 
$325, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. No paid employees. 
Open every day except holidays from 8 
A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1175. 

No additions reported. 

Vorden, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. P. G. deBack, Custodian. 

Total no. of -^'ols. 50. 

Waterman, Amador co. 

Library of the Preston School of 
Industry. Miss Clara J. Gunz, Libra- 
rian. Established July 1, 1906. Annual 
income about .$450, of which .$250 is 
received from the State and the balance 
from officers of the school. Open even- 
ings for exchange of books. 

Total no. of vols, about 1856. Total 
registered cardholders about 300. 

No statistics received. 

Watsonville, Santa Cruz co. 

Watsonville [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Belle M. Jenkins, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1896. Annual income of library. 
$1000, received from taxation. Two em- 
ployees. Open to public every day from 
1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $12,000. 

Total no. of vols, about 4000. Total 
registered cardholders about 999. 

No statistics received. 



Weaverville, Trinity co. 

Catholic Library. Ruby M. Whit- 
more, Librarian. Established 1907. 

Total no. of vols. 122. 

The above items are from the Weaver- 
ville Journal of Jan. 2, 1909. 

Philomathian Library. A. C. Meckel, 
Librarian. Established June, 1907. An- 
nual income to be about $100. received 
from subscriptions. Membership fee $1, 
and 5 cents is charged for each book. No 
paid employees. Open Wednesday and 
Saturday afternoons. 

Total no. of vols. 20. 

No news items received. 

Trinity County Law Library. 
Horace R. Given, Librarian. Income re- 
ceived from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. Open from 9 A. M. to 12 M. 
and from 1 to 5 P. M. daily. Located in 
Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 200. No books added' 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec. 

Weed, Siskiyou co. 

Mt. Shasta Free Library. Rev. H. 
Isaac, Librarian. Established November 
28. 1907. No income at present. No 
paid employees. Open to public every 
day except Sundays from 9 A. M. to 12 ii. 
and 7 to 9 p. M. Located in room under 
the church, rent free. 25 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 123. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 32, by gift 
Vols, lost 1. Total registered cardholders 
25. Circulation 113 : fiction 60 ; juvenile 
20 ; miscellaneous 33. 

The magazines that are received regu- 
larly are gifts to the library. 

West Saticoy, Ventura co. 

Poinsettia Club Library. W. E. 
Snell, Librarian. Established 1902. No 
income. Loaned by ladies of Saticoy 
Poinsettia Club. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and legal holidays 
from 8 A. M. to 6 p. m. Located in store 
of Wm. Snell. 

Total no. of vols. 34. 

No additions reported. 

Westminster, Orange co. 

I. O. O. F. Westminster Free Li- 
brary. F. F. Sully, President Library 
Trustees. Established 1901. Income re- 
ceived from various orders which are 
drawn on regularly for the support of 
the library. One employee. Open to the 
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days. Located in the Odd Fellows' Build- 
ing, rent free. Several periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols, not given, but about 
$2000 has been spent on books, $500 of 
which was given by Andrew Carnegie 
about 7 years ago. 

No statistics received. 

Whittier, Los Angeles co. 

Whittiee [Free] Public Libeaey. 
Miss Emily M. Seegmiller, Librarian. 
Established April 9, 1900; as Free Pub- 
lic, April 9. 1900. Annual income of 
library, $4200, received from taxation. 
Four employees, including a janitor and 
a gardener. Open to public every day 
except holidays ; week days from 10 A. M. 
to 9 p. M. ; Sundays from 2 to 5 P. M. ; 
holidays from 2 to 9 P. M. Owns Carne- 
gie building, valued at $20,000. 85 peri- 
odicals (including newspapers) received 
regularly, of which 73 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 4122. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 338: by pur- 
chase 300; gift 38. Vols, discarded 40; 
repaired 648. Total registered cardhold- 
ers 1343 ; added 160 ; surrendered 13. 
Circulation 7794 : fiction 2811 ; juvenile 
1406 ; miscellaneous 1656 ; bound mag- 
azines 148 ; current magazines 1773. 

Miss Seegmiller attended the meeting 
of the Sixth District, C. L. A., held at 
Colton Oct. 19. 

Two fine posters containing lists of 
Christmas literature are on the walls of 
the Whittier Public Library. They were 
designed by Miss Mary White of Whittier 
College and John Crowder of Whittier 
High School. — Whittier JVetos, Dec. 24. 

Whittier College Libeaey. Miss 
Coila F. Carter, Librarian. Established 
September 12, 1905. Two employees, in- 
cluding janitor. Open to students and 
to the public for reference every day ex- 
cept Saturdays and Sundays from 8 A. M. 
to 4 p. M. Located in main college build- 
ing. 24 periodicals received regularly, all 
of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3243. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 57 : by pur- 
chase 50 ; gift 7. Total registered card- 
holders 70. Circulation 333. Current 
magazines issued 11. 

Williams, Colusa co. 

Ed and George Miller are arranging 
for an entertainment to create a fund to 
start a public library and gymnasium. 
The dates are Dec. 18 and 19, and besides 



two plays there will be a bazaar and other 
attractions. They expect to create a fund 
of $500, and a number of business men 
have signified their intention of subscrib- 
ing liberally for maintaining the library 
and gymnasium. — Williams Farmer, Nov. 
14. 

Willits, Mendocino co. 

WiLLiTS Feee Public Libeaey. Mrs 
M. Estelle Gorlinski, Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 3, 1906; as Free Public, 
March 3, 1906. Annual income of library, 
$550, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public three days of each 
week from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M. Rents 
room for $15 per month. 8 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 861. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 176 : by pur- 
chase 174; gift 2. Vols, lost 2. Total 
registered cardholders 495. Circulation 
1483 : fiction 1164 ; juvenile 319. Current 
magazines issued 42. 

Willows, Glenn co. 

Willows Feee Public Libeaey. Miss 
Ada Knock, Librarian. Established 
March 15, 1906; as Free Public March 
15, 1906. Annual income of library, $590, 
received from taxation. One employee, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day from 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 p. m. Rents 
building for $25 per month. 14 period- 
icals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 572. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 27 : by pur- 
chase 19 ; gift 8. Total registered card- 
holders 178 ; added 11 ; renewed 1 ; sur- 
rendered 4. Circulation 963 : fiction 670 ; 
juvenile 267 ; miscellaneous 26. Three 
most popular books : The lion and the 
mouse. The firing line, The fruit of the 
tree. 

Glenn County Law Libeaey. Claude 
F. Purkitt, Librarian. Established 1891. 
Annual income, about $75, received from 
$1 fees for filing papers in civil suits. 
No paid employees. Open to public every 
week day except holidays from 9 a. m. 
to 5 p. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 1136. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 12. 

The Board of Supervisors has appointed 
the following to serve as law library trus- 
tees : A. J. Zumwalt, Ben F. Gels and 
District Attorney Purkitt. — Willows 
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Wilmington, Los Angeles co. 

The new city hall in which it was 
planned to have a public library, is com- 
pleted. No news items have been re- 
ceived, so it is not known whether or not 
the ordinance has been passed establish- 
ing a public library there. 

Winters, Yolo co. 

Winters Fkee Libraey and Reading 
Room. Mrs Leon Hodge, Librarian. Es- 
tablished March. 1S92. Income received 
from subscriptions. One employee. Open 
to public every day except Sundays from 
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. 

Total no. of vols, about 400. Total 
registered cardholders about 25. 

No statistics received. 

Woodland, Yolo co. 

Woodland Feee Public Libeaky. 
Mrs Ada Wallace, Librarian. Estab- 
tablished June, 1ST4 ; as Free Public, 
1891. Annual income of library, $1289, 
received from taxation and $200 from 
Board of Supervisors. Two employees, 
including janitor. Open to all residents 
of the county every day except Christmas, 
week days from 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 : 30 
p. M., Sundays 2 to 6 P. M. Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $11,000. 12 
periodicals received regularly, all of which 
except current numbers are for circu- 
lation. 

Total no. of vols. 6500. Total regis- 
tered cardholders 438 ; added 123. Cir- 
culation 2275 : fiction 1538 ; juvenile 491 ; 
miscellaneous 114 ; current magazines 
132. Three most popular books : Richard 
the Brazen, Couiston, She. 

*HoLT RosAEY Academy Libbaby. 
Sister M. Bertilde, Librarian. Estab- 
lished September, 1886. Income received 
from Academy and for the use of its 
students. 

Total no. of vols. 1114. 



Yolo County Law Libraey. E. E. 
Gaddis, Librarian. Annual income, about 
$175, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. No paid employees. 
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 5 p. M. Lo- 
cated in Judge's Chambers of Hall of 
Records. 

Total no. of vols. 1900. Vols, added 
during Oct., Nov. and Dec, 50. 

Yosemite, Mariposa co. 

Yosemite Valley Beanch of Sieeba 
Club Library. Miss Mary Randall, Li- 
brarian for 1908. Supported by Club. 
Open to public for reference only. Lo- 
cated in Le Conte Memorial Lodge. 

Total no. of vols, about 61. 

The library is kept open only during 
the three months of heaviest travel each 
summer. 



Yreka, Siskiyou co. 

Siskiyou County Law Libeaey. J. 
S. Beard, Superior Judge, Librarian. 
Established 1898. Annual income, from 
$300 to $400, received from $1 fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. No paid em- 
ployees. Open to public every day ex- 
cept Sundays from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. 
Located in Judge's Chambers, Court 
House, where is also located the Judge's 
private library of 700 vols., which is free 
to all. 

Total no. of vols, about 900. 

No additions reported. 

Yuba City, Sutter co. 

Suttee County Law Library. K. S. 
Mahon, Librarian. Annual income, about 
$60, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. Open every day 
from 9 A. M. to 5 P. m. Located in 
Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 450. 

No additions reported. 



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DIRECTORY FOR LIBRARY SUPPLIES, ETC. 



Many public libraries waste a great 
deal of time and money before they find 
good places to get supplies. The plan is 
to give all libraries the benefit of the 
experience of the older libraries of the 
state by listing under different heads the 
houses that have been found to give sat- 
isfaction, the names and addresses being 
furnished by the older and larger libraries 
of California. In this way suggestions 
will be given as to where different sorts 
of books may be bought, where books may 
be rebound or periodicals bound, where 
library furniture may be bought, etc., 
both in California and in the East. 

If any information is needed about the 
firms listed below which can not be 
obtained from the firms themselves, the 
names of the libraries recommending the 
different ones will be sent to any library 
upon application to the Extension Depart- 
ment of the State Library. 

In this same section space will be given 
to any libraries of California in which to 
list numbers of periodicals, etc., wanted 
to complete files ; books especially needed 
at any time, either to purchase or borrow ; 
needs of any sort, such as an assistant 
to catalog the library, or assist, etc. 
Space will also be given to any librarian 
who wants a permanent position in a 
library, or who wants special work such 
as cataloging small libraries, etc. 

The section is entirely at the disposal 
of libraries and librarians for the pur- 
pose of mutual aid. 

Supplies. 

A. L. A. Catalog. 

Superintendent of Documents, 
Government Printing OfRce, 
Washington, D. C. 

Binding and Mending. 
Binding. 

J. B. Mclntyre Binding Co., 1165 
Howard St., San Francisco, 
Calif. 
Hicks-Judd Co., 270 Valencia st., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
H. J. Lawrence, Fair Oaks, Sac- 
ramento Co., Calif. 



Supplies— Continued. 

Binding and Mending — Continued. 
Binding. 

Sacramento Bookbindery, Sacra- 
mento, Calif. 
Silvius & Schoenbackler, 423 J 
St., Sacramento, Calif. 
Sewing Bench. 

American Type Founders' Co., 
818 Mission St., San Francisco, 
Calif., and 121 N. Broadway, 
Los Angeles. 
Binding Materials. 

A. Zellerbach & Sons, Battery and 
Jackson sts., San Francisco, 
Calif. 
Isaac Upliani Co., Seventeenth 
and Folsom sts., San Francisco, 
Calif. 
Leather, threads, and gilding powder. 
Gane Bros. & Co., 116-120 Market 
St., Chicago, 111. 
End papers and tar boards. 

Blake, MofHtt & Towne, 419 
Eleventh St., Oakland, and 242- 
248 Los Angeles st., Los 
Angeles, Calif. 
Side papers. 

H. F. Leclercq, 54 Duane st., 
New York City. 
Thread. 

Sacramento Bookbindery, Sacra- 
mento, Calif. 
Mending Materials. 

W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 
Adhesive parchment paper and ad- 
hesive cloth. 
Gaylord Bros., Syracuse, N. Y. 
H. A. Wing, 2126 North Thirty- 
first St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Blind. 

Embossed books, etc. Addresses 
will be furnished by the Exten- 
sion Department of the State 
Library. 
Book Covers. 

The Van Everen adjustable book 
cover. 
P. F. Van Everen, New York City. 
The Derrick penny book cover. 
F. R. Derrick, Brodhead, Wis. 

Book Pockets. 

Democrat Printing Co., Madison, 
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Supplies— Continued. 



Book Slips, Name Slips, etc. 
Ruled and plain. 

Hicks-Judd Co., 270 Valencia St., 
San Francisco, Calif. 
Bool< Stacks, IVletal Furniture, etc. 

Snead & Co., Jer.sey City, N. T. 
Art Metal Construction Co., 

Jamestown, N. T. 
Ijibrary Bureau, 674 Mission St., 
San Francisco, Calif. 
Book Supports, Bracket and Pedal for 
Perforating Stamp and other IVlechan- 
ical Appliances. 

S. H. Berry, 507 Throop ave., 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Library Bureau, 674 Mission St., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
Democrat Printing Co., Madison, 
Wis. 
Books. 

Baker Taylor Co., 33-37 East 

Seventeenth St., New York City. 

O. A. Hale & Co., San Jose, Calif. 

A. C. McClurg, 215 Wabash ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

Cunningham, Curtiss & Welch, 
565-571 Market St., San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 
W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 
Law Books. 

Bancroft- Wliitney Co., 200 Mc- 
Allister St., San Francisco, 
Calif. 
English Books and Publications. 

B. F. Stevens & Brown, 4 Trafal- 
gar Square, W. C, London. 

Foreign Books and Publications in 
Various Languages. 

E. Steiger & Co., 25 Park Place, 

New York City. 
Lemcke & Buechner, 11 East Sev- 
enteenth St., New York City. 
Second-hand Books. 

McDevitt-Wilson Book Shop, 1 

Barclay St., New York City. 
Henrj^ Malkan, IS Broadway, 

New York City. 
J. W. Cadby, 64 Hamilton St., 

Albany, N. Y. 
S. F. McLean & Co., 4 Bible 

House, New York City. 
Advertise in PubUsliers' Weekly, 

under heading "Books Wanted." 
Especially Calif orniana. 

Robert E. Cowan, 867 Treat ave., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
De Witt & Snelling, 9 Telegraph 

ave., Oakland, Calif. 



Supplies — Continued. 

Books for Rent. 

Booklovers Library, 1215 Post st., 
San Francisco, Calif. 
Cabinets. 

See Furniture and Supplies. 

Catalog Cards. 

Library Bureau, 674 Mission St., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 

Cutter Tables, Size Rulers, Etc. 

Library Bureau, 674 Mission St., 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Engraving. 

Bolton & Strong, 1620 Fifteenth 
St., cor. Mission, San Francisco. 

Furniture and Supplies. 

Clarke & Baker, 727 Lai'kin St., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
Library Bureau, 674 Mission st., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
W. P. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 

Locks, Keys, Shelf Supporting Pins, etc. 
Corbin Cabinet Lock Co., New 
Britain, Conn. 

Magazines. 

Back Volumes and Numbers. 

H. W. Wilson Co., 300 Fourteenth 

ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

J. W. Cadby, 64 Hamilton st., 

Albany, N. Y. 
Hub Magazine Co., 110 Tremont 
St., Boston, Mass. 
Magazine Covers. (Both canvas and 
leather. ) 

N. S. Dygert, Berkeley, Calif. 
Hicks-Judd Co., 270 Valencia St., 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Newspaper Racks and Files. 

Ideal Paper File Co., Adrian, 

Mich. 

Pamphlet Binders. 

Gaylord Bros., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Paper for Magazine Covers, Manila 
Paper, Blotters, etc. 

Blake, Moffitt & Towne, 419 

Eleventh St., Oakland, and 

242-248 Los Angeles St., Los 

Angeles, Calif. 

W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 

Perforating Stamp. 

Cummins library perforator. 

The B. F. Cummins Co., Chicago, 
111. 



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Supplies — Continued. 



Periodical Subscription Agencies. 

Grumiaux News and Subscrip- 
tion Co., Le Roy, N. T. 

Mutual Subscription Agency, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

D. D. Cottrell, North Cohocton. 
N. T. 

Wm. H. Guild & Co., 120 Tre- 
* mont St., Boston, Mass. 
Pictures and Casts. 
Photographs, Etc. 

Perry Pictures Co., Maiden, 
Mass. 

Braun, Clement & Co., 256 Fifth 
ave.. New York City. 

Berlin Photographic Co., 14 East 
Twenty-third st.. New York 
City. 

Curtis & Cameron, Copley Square, 
Boston, Mass. 

Especially for x-eprocUictions of American art. 

Prank Hegger, 288 Fifth ave.. 

New York City. 
Franz Hanfstaengl, 114 Fifth 

ave., New York City. 
Soule Art Publishing Co., 502 

Dudley St., Boston, Mass. 
Statuary, Plaster of Paris Casts, 
Reliefs, Etc. 

P. P. Caproni & Bros., 1914 

"Washington st., Boston, Mass. 
Printing. 

Frye & Smith, 1031 Sixth st, San 

Diego, Calif. 
Hicks-Judd Co., 270 Valencia St., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
Rubber Stamps and Type. 

Chipron Stamp Co., 219 West 

First St., Los Angeles, Calif. 
Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Co., 

220-224 West First st, Los 

Angeles, Calif. 
Henry E. Sleeper, 1014 Fourth 

St., Sacramento, Calif. 
Dayton Stencil Works, Dayton, 

Ohio. 
Ruling. 

Hicks-Judd Co., 270 Valencia st, 

San Francisco, Calif. 
Sacramento Bookbindery, Sacra- 
mento, Calif. 
Silvius & Schoenbackler, 423 J 

St., Sacramento, Calif. 

Sewing Benches. 

See Binding and Mending. 
Shelf Label- Holders. 

Japanned steel shelf lah el-holders. 
Democrat Printing Co., Madison, 
Wis. 



Supplies — Continued. 

stationery. 

Blake, Moffltt & Towne, 419 

Eleventh St., Oakland, and 

242-248 Los Angeles st, Los 

Angeles, Calif. 
Grimes Stassforth, Los Angeles, 

Calif. 
Le Count Clai'k & Ormond, 220 

Market st., and 9 California St., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
Loring & Co., 762 Fifth st, San 

Diego, Calif. 
W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 
Typewriter Ribbons. 

Corona Supply Co., Rochester, 

N. Y. 
Chas. A. Foyer & Co., 96 Fifth 

ave., Chicago, 111. 
Lynch, Stiles & Bannan, 404 

Market St., San Francisco, 

Calif. 
Smith Premier Typewriter Co., 

1931 California st, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 
W. F. Purnell. Sacramento, Calif. 

Librarians Wishing Work. 

Elsie Wingate would like a position as 
attendant, or in general library worli. 
Can furnish references. Address as above, 
Stockton, Cal. 

Eleanor Reed would like a position as 
assistant librarian, or library attendant. 
Experience and references. Address as 
above, care Mr Thos. R. Reed, room 37, 
Keating Bldg, San Diego, Cal. 

Magazine Exchange. 

The Magazine Exchange carried on by 
the State Library by means of "available 
for exchange" and "want" slips has not 
proved a success. There are many rea- 
sons for this but the most important is 
that although the libraries have, and are 
willing to give, duplicates, the librarians 
haven't the time to list those duplicates. 
The State Library before undertaking any 
other system of magazine exchange would 
like to hear from all of the libraries on 
the subject and so it takes this oppor- 
tunity to ask every librarian to send in 
suggestions as to what system would be 
most satisfactory to him. It is hoped to 
have the suggestions very soon as any 
change that is to be made should be made 
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Classes in Library Methods. 

*S'ee California State Library, Public 
Libraries Division. 



Most Popular Books in California 
Libraries During October, No- 
vember and December, 1908. 

{Fiction) 
Fox, John, //•. The trail of the lone- 
some pine. N. Y. Scribner 1908. 
422p. plates. $1.50. 

Family feuds, illicit whisky dis- 
tilling and the development of a 
"boom" town in Kentucky moun- 
tains furnisli the action for a story 
of much vigor and beauty. . . . 
The story first appeared in Scrib- 
ner's magazine. — A. L. A. 'booklist, 
Nov., 1908, p. 268. 

Ward, Mrs Mary Augusta (Arnold) 
"Mrs Humphry Ward.". The test- 
ing of Diana Mallory. N. Y. 
Harper 1908. $1.50. 

"Young, gracious, highminded, 
warm hearted, Diana Mallory is 
brought with brutal suddenness 
into the knowledge that her dead 
mother has murdered a man whom 
the world believed her lover. 
The story is set in a brilliant 
framework of the social and polit- 
ical life of England the writer 
knojvs so well." — A. L. A. booklist, 
September-October, 1908, p. 246. 

Smith, Francis Hopkiuson. Peter. 
N. Y. Scribner 1908. 482p. illus. 
$1.50. 

A charming story about a very 
lovable old gentleman whose vigor- 
; ous personality, optimistic temper- 

ament, and warm sympathy make 
him a vital influence in the lives 
of many people. The plot is slight, 
but interesting, and the character- 
izations excellent. A very cheer- 
ful, wholesome book. — A. L. A. 
booklist, September-October, 1908, 
p. 246. 



Churchill, Winston. Mr Crewe's ca- 
reer. N. Y. Macmillan 1908. 
498p. illus. $1.50. 

A novel after the order of Con- 
iston. The scene is the same as 
in the earlier story — New England 
— the time is a generation later. 
A great railroad, directed accord- 
ing to modern corporation princi- 
ples, a campaign for the governor- 
ship, and a love story, are the 
themes of a readable book. The 
story is too long and the style 
often slovenly. But the people are 
real people, there is an admirable 
humor, and the tale possesses vi- 
tality and interest. — A. L. A. book- 
list, June, 1908, p. 218. 
(NoH-fiction) 

Worcester, Elwood. Religion and 
medicine, the moral control of 
nervous disorders ; by Elwood 
Worcester, Samuel McComb, Isa- 
dor H. Coriat. N. Y. Moffat 
1908. 427p. $1.50 net. 

A description of the work in be- 
half of nervous sufferers which has 
been undertaken in Emmanuel 
church, Boston. . . . The sub- 
conscious mind, suggestion, auto- 
suggestion, the functional neurosis, 
causes of nervousness, hypnotism 
and its value, fear and worry, sui- 
cide and its prevention, are among 
the subjects treated. Every effort 
has been made toward clearness, 
both as to the object of the work 
and the methods employed.- — A. L. 
A. booklist, November, 1908, p. 266. 

Moving a Library. 

A very original and successful experi- 
ment in moving the books of a library was 
made by Miss May Cooper, Librarian of 
the San Rafael Public Library, recently 
when they moved into their new Carnegie 
library building. The letter describing 
this new plan, illustrated with original 
pen drawings, is on file in the Extension 
Department of the California State Li- 
brary and will be loaned to anj' one in- 
terested. 



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CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATIOR 



Officers. 

President, James L. Gillis, State Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Vice-President, Miss Antoinette M. 
Humphreys, A. K. Smiley Public Library, 
Redlands. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Alice J. 
Haines, State Library, Sacramento. 

Trustees Section. 

President. Dr Harry P. Carlton, trus- 
tee of Oakland Free Library. 

Vice-President, William F. Hyde, trus- 
tee of Palo Alto Public Library. 

Secretary, Mrs Camden Keen, trustee 
of Lodi Public Library. 

Committees. 

Executive Committee — The President, 
Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and 
Joseph C. Rowell, George T. Clark, 
Charles S. Greene, Lauren W. Ripley, 
William R. Watson, Miss Susan T. 
Smith. 

Relation ietioeen Schools and Libra- 
ries — Charles S. Greene, Free Library, 
Oakland, chairman ; Miss Jane L. Shep- 
ard. Miss Stella Huntington, Miss Ida 
Vandergaw, Job Wood, Miss EfBe B. 
McFadden. 

List of Books for Children — A. C. Bar- 
ker, 1S52 Thirteenth ave., Oakland, chair- 
man ; Miss Stella Huntington, Leroy E. 
Armstrong, Dr E. P. Cubberley, Joy 
Lichtensteiu. 

Resolutions — Mrs Charles F. Schwan, 
Pomona, chairman ; Miss L. Gertrude 
Doyle, Miss Alice M. Healy. 

Pullications — Miss Mary L. Sutliff, 
State Library, Sacramento, chairman ; 
Lauren W. Ripley, Miss Clara M. Rowell. 

Audit — James B. Stovall, Wells-Fargo 
Library. San Francisco, chairman ; Arthur 
B. Smith. 

Cooperation among Libraries — John E. 
Goodwin, Stanford University Library, 
chairman, (a) Periodical Purchase and 
Exchange — Mrs Henrietta M. Faulder, 



Public Library, Covina, chairman ; Miss 
Margaret M. Kyle, Miss Grace M. Taber. 
(6) Booh Selection and Buying and Inter- 
library Loans — Lauren W. Ripley, Public 
Library, Sacramento, chairman ; David R. 
Moore, Miss Minerva H. Waterman, 
(c) Binding and Other Workroom Prob- 
lems — Kirke H. Field, Redlands, chair- 
man ; Mrs Frances B. Linn, Miss Carrie 
S. Waters. {d) Bibliographic Work — 
Miss Eudora Garoutte, State Library, 
Sacramento, chairman ; Miss Pauline 
Gunthorp, Miss Florence Thornburg. 

C. L. A. Pin — Miss Anna K. Fossler, 
University of California Library, Berke- 
ley, chairman ; Miss Anna L. Sawyer. 

Pictures for Libraries — Miss Anna 
McC. Beckley, Public Library, Los 
Angeles, chairman ; Miss Mary M. Bevans, 
Mrs Hannah P. Davison, Miss Ethelwyn 
H. Fagge, Miss Anne Hadden, Miss Elfie 
A. Mosse, Miss Amy L. Phelan. 

Public Library — Miss Antoinette M. 
Humphreys, chairman ; Miss Jean D. 
Baird. Miss Victoria Ellis, Miss Sarah 
M. Jacobus, Mrs Alice G. Whitbeck. 

Library Training School — J. L. Gillis, 
chairman ; Joseph C. Rowell, George T. 
Clark, Charles S. Greene, William R. 
Watson. 

Distribution of State Documents — 
Charles F. Lummis, Public Library, Los 
Angeles, chairman ; Ernest Bruncken, 
Milton J. Ferguson. 

Uniform System of Business Methods — 
Miss Margaret E. Dold, State Normal 
School Library, Chico, chairman ; Miss 
Clara C. Field, Mrs Marcella H. Krauth. 

Statistics of Library Associations — 
Miss Susan T. Smith, State Library. Sac- 
ramento. 

District Officers and Districts. 

In view of the growth of the library 
movement throughout the State, the Pres- 
ident, at the annual meeting of the 
Association at San Jose, increased the 
number of districts from four to nine. 



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First District. 

President, Miss Stella Huntington, 
State Library, Sacramento. 

Secretary, Miss Anna L. Sawyer, Mar- 
garet Carnegie Library, Mills College. 

The first district consists of the follow- 
ing cities : San Francisco, Alameda, 
Berkeley, Oakland ; and the following 
libraries : Leland Stanford Junior Uni- 
versity Library and Margaret Carnegie 
Library. Mills College. 

Second District. 

President. Miss Mary Barmby, Public 
Library. San Jose. 

Secretary, Miss Frances Patterson, 
Public Library, Palo Alto. 

The second district consists of the 
following counties : Alameda (excepting 
Alameda, Berkeley, Mills College and 
Oakland), Monterey, San Benito, San 
Mateo, Santa Clara (excepting Stanford 
University), Santa Cruz. 

Third District. 

President, Miss Sara F. Cassiday, Pub- 
lic Library. Petaluma. 

Secretary, Miss Leone Safley, Public 
Library, Calistoga. 

The third district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Lake, Marin, Mendo- 
cino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma. 

Fourth District. 

President, INIiss Sarah E. Bedinger, 
Beale Memorial Library, Bakersfield. 

Secretary. .J. Albert Smith, trustee. 
Public Library, Kern. 

The fourth district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Fresno, Kern, Kings, 
Madera. Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, 
Tulare, Tuolumne. 

Fifth District. 

President, W. F. Clowdsley, Public 
Library, Stockton. 

Secretary, Miss Hattie M. Mann, Pub- 
lic Library, Stockton. 

The fifth district consists of the follow- 
ing counties : Alpine, Amador., Calaveras, 
■Contra Costa, El Dorado. Inyo. Mono, 
Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, 
Yolo. 

Sixth District. 

President, Miss N. M. Russ, Public 
Library, Pasadena. 

Secretary, Miss Emily M. Seegmiller. 
Public Library, Whittier. 



The sixth district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Imperial, Los Angeles, 
Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San 
Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, 
Ventura. 
Seventh District. 

President, W. G. Bonner, Public Li- 
brary, Eureka. 

Secretary, Mrs N. E. Winslow, Public 
Libi'ary, Ferndale. 

The seventh district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Del Norte, Humboldt. 
Eighth District. 

President, Miss Anna L. Williams, 
Public Library, Alturas. 

Secretary, Mrs Erie Duke, Likely. 

The eighth district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, 
Sierra. 
Ninth District. 

President, JNIiss Ida M. Reagan, Public 
Library, Oroville. 

Secretary, Miss Belle Crane, Public 
Library, Colusa. 

The ninth district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Butte, Colusa, Glenn, 
Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, 
Yuba. 

New Members. 

The number following each address is 
the membership registration number in 
the order of joining. The names of new 
members will be given from time to time 
in News Notes of California Libraries. 

Lombard, Homer W., Mgr. Art Metal 
Construction Co., 2-1:8 Flood Bldg., 
San Francisco. 449. 

San Jose Coffee Club Association L., San 
Jose (Alfred C. Beau, chairman Li- 
brary Committee). 4.51. 

Tripp, Miss Alice G., Shelf Curator, F. 
L., Oaklaud. 448. 

Williams, Miss Anna L., Lu. P. L., 
Alturas. 450. 

Membership Fees. 

The annual dues of the Association are 
"payable in advance in January." The 
bills are being sent out and it is hoped 
that the members will respond promptly. 

Annual Meeting. 

At a meeting of the Executive Com- 
mittee on January 9, 1909, it was decided 
to hold the next annual meeting of the 
Association in Oakland in April. 



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C. L. A. Pin. 

The Committee ou C. L. A. Pin plans 
to have the pins on sale at the annual 
meeting. The poppy design has proved a 
rather difficult one for the jewelers to 
work out satisfactorily, but the Com- 
mittee expects to have a pin of good de- 
sign ready for the meeting. 

First District Meeting. 

A meeting of the First District of the 
California Library Association was held 
at the Oakland Free Library on the eve- 
ning of November 6, 1908. The meeting 
was called to order by the president, Miss 
Stella Huntington. The first paper "The 
State Library for the Blind" was read 
by Miss Mabel R. Gillis of the California 
State Library. Miss Gillis gave a very 
interesting account of the work the State 
Library is doing for blind readers. The 
work was started in 1904, when the at- 
tention of the State Library Trustees was 
called to the need for such a library by 
the fact that the San Francisco Reading 
Room for the Blind was continually re- 
ceiving requests for books from blind out- 
side of the city, requests which it could 
not fill. The matter was discussed at 
the meeting of the State Library Trus- 
tees and it was unanimously decided to 
establish the State Library for the Blind. 
The Library sent out cards asking the 
blind what books they preferred . and 
what kind of type they read before order- 
ing their books, so that when the 
books were received they were really the 
very ones the blind had requested. No 
guarantor for the blind is required, the 
Library wishing to make it as easy as 
possible for the blind borrower to get 
books. Any blind person in California 
may borrow books for the asking. Em- 
bossed books marked "Free reading mat- 
ter for the blind" are sent free through 
the mail from a library to an individual 
and vice versa, so there is no expense for 
the borrower. The number of books a 
borrower maj^ have out at one time is 
not limited, the Library trying to keep 
the reader supplied with as many books 
as he cares to read. Many people think a 
teacher is necessary before the blind can 
learn the different types or indeed learn 
to read one, but although the State Li- 
brary believes that home teaching is the 



ideal method, their experience has been 
that most blind persons can learn to read 
without a teacher if funds do not permit 
having one. The Library sends out an 
alphabet, reading cards and primer, ex- 
plaining by letter in which order they 
should be taken up. Sometimes the read- 
ers need a little encouragement, but gen- 
erally they have no trouble. It seems as 
if every public library should do some- 
thing for the blind of the city in which 
it exists. A reading room with alphabets 
and magazines could be carried on for one 
year under ten dollars, as follows : 
50 alphabet sheets in New York 

point at 50 cents a hundred. ... $0 25 
50 alphabet sheets in Braille at 60 

cents a liundred 30 

50 alphabet cards in Moon at 2 

cents a piece i 00 

The Matilda Ziegler Magazine in 

New York point O 10 

The Matilda Ziegler Magazine in 

Braille o 10 

The Christian Record in New York 

point gratis 

The Christian Record in Braille., gratis 
The Moon Magazine 5 00 

The address of firms furnishing all 
magazines, books, etc., mentioned are 
listed, and copies of the list may be had 
by anyone interested. "That there is a 
demand for embossed books in California 
is shown by the fact that the State Li- 
brary now has an even three hundred 
borrowers, and that the demand is grow- 
ing is shown by the increase in circula- 
tion, 331S books having been loaned in 
the last year against 2706 volumes the 
year before." Miss Gillis showed samples 
of the different kinds of type used. 

The next paper was by Miss H. L. 
Young of the San Francisco Reading 
Room and Library for the Blind, which 
was the first one established west of the 
Mississippi. Miss Young laid special em- 
phasis on home teaching for the blind.. 
The different kinds of print, or point, 
used were explained, and their compara- 
tive merits considered. The Act of Con- 
gress permitting books to be sent free- 
through the mails was mentioned. Sev- 
eral Eastern libraries were briefly re- 
viewed. The Home Teaching Society of 
Philadelphia, established in 1882, was the 
first to circulate books in embossed type. 
The work for the blind in San Francisco 
was commenced by Mrs De Greayer. In 
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San Fraucisco Library for the Blind, and 
V2o names on the register. Now there 
are .oO names enrolled, 20 of these being 
cardholders. There is great need of more 
books. An account of the process of man- 
ufacture was given. The American Print- 
ing house in Louisville, Ky., is the prin- 
cipal place in America where raised type 
books are made. The books do not wear 
out, but they mould. Mr Greene said 
that books for the blind in France and 
England are not so well made as ours, 
but are much cheaper. 

Binding of newspapers was the next 
topic under consideration. Mr Clark led 
the discussion. Lie spoke of the old 
methods, and compared them with the 
present as in use at Stanford University, 
viz., to put a month's file of papers in a 
leatheroid, or rope manila cover. This is 
a tough material and quite satisfactory, 
and the binding costs about 50 cents a 
volume. Other librarians testified that 
they had not yet found a satisfactory way 
of binding papers. Mr Watson said they 
use now at the San Francisco Public Li- 
brary, a "brief" paper cover, which is 
better than the regular duck binding 
formerly used. Mr Greene read a letter 
from Mr Garnett, Assistant Curator of 
the Academy of Pacific Coast History, in 
which he said they are using a Swedish 
paper known as Kraft manila, which is 
very tough. 

■ The members adjourned to view the 
Loan Exhibition of Paintings upstairs, 
and spend a social hour. The evening 
was one of the pleasantest we have had 
this year. 

Among those present were : Alameda, 
Mrs M. H. Krauth ; Berkeley, Miss B. J. 
Barker, F. M. Bumstead, Miss Lillian 
Burt, Miss E. M. Haskell, Miss G. TV. 
Littlejohn. D. R. Moore, Miss H. G. Shel- 
don, R. C. Woodmansee ; ^Mills College, 
Miss A. L. Sawyer ; Oakland, F. I. Bam- 
ford, Miss J. M. Fenton, C. S. Greene 
and Mrs Greene, Miss M. E. Haven, Miss 
Mary Hawley, Mrs C. K. Louderback, 
Miss Edith Stetson, Miss R. L. Terpen- 
ing ; Sacramento, Mrs J. L. Gillis, Miss 
M. R. Gillis, Miss Stella Huntington ; 
San Francisco, Mrs M. B. Bennett, Miss 
Ella Clark. F. B. Graves, Miss A. M. 
Healy. Miss E. A. Healy, Mrs E. F. 



Loveland, AY. R. Watson and Mrs Wat- 
son, Mi'ss Ida Weed, Miss H. L. Young ; 
Stanford L'niversity, G. T. Clark. 

Anna L. Sawyer, 

Secretary. 

The next meeting will be held in the 
Alameda Public Library on Friday even- 
ing, January 1.5, 1909. The program 
will include a paper on Book-plates, by 
Sheldon Cheney, and a discussion of pro- 
posed library legislation by J. L. Gillis 
and C. S. Greene. 

Second District Meeting. 

The Fall meeting of the Second District 
of the California Library Association was 
held' at Los Gatos, December 12, 1908, in 
the attractive library building. The meet- 
ing was called to order by the president, 
Miss Mary Barmby, at 1 :30 P. M. After 
the reading of the minutes of the last 
meeting, Charles S. Greene of the Oak-- 
land Free Library gave a talk on the pro- 
posed library legislation. There are three 
bills which have been prepared to be 
brought before the Legislature. The first 
is to increase the State Library appro- 
priation. At present it is receiving $3,500 
a month and is spending more, so that its 
surplus is all gone. The aim of the new 
law is to have the appropriation large 
enough to enable it to keep up its en- 
larged activities. The second bill is one 
providing for a "county system" of libra- 
ries. This is bound to be the next step 
in library development. Sacramento 
County has already made the move, with- 
out waiting for the law. The idea is not 
to make it compulsory on the counties but 
to allow the authorities to give a certain 
amount of the money from taxes to estab- 
lish a county library. This would give 
to all county people the same advantages 
as those living in town. The law has 
been very carefully drawn, with no at- 
tempt to make it compulsory. That may 
come later. All it asks now is that the 
authorities be allowed to use the money. 
The bill includes school libraries, and has 
the support of the State Superintendent 
of Public Instruction as an educational 
measure. The third bill to be introduced 
is concerned with the establishment of a 
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library work recognized as a profession, 
said Mr Greene, is to raise the standard 
of requirements. The public money ought 
to be safeguarded, and the only way of 
doing so is to demand trained help. This 
can not be done until there is some means 
of furnishing it. The library school 
would be like the normal school for teach- 
ers. The plan of the C. L. A. Committee 
on Library Training School, of which Mr 
Greene is a member, is that at first only 
a high school diploma be required for en- 
trance. Libraries will have to grow be- 
fore more could be asked in California. 
Later a university degree may be re- 
quired, as at AlbanJ^ In regard to the 
location of the school, the committee 
realized that the training must of neces- 
sity be largely laboratory work and that 
the school should therefore be connected 
with a large, well-organized library, 
affording ample opportunity for reference 
work and able to furnish the necessary 
equipment in the way of books, etc. The 
San Francisco Public Library seemed to 
meet the requisite conditions, and with 
the consent of the trustees the school 
will be located there. 

Mr Greene's talk was followed by a 
general discussion. The questions brought 
out the point that the proposed law 
makes no standard of entrahce. All de- 
tails are left to the future head to plan. 
The bill merely asks the Legislature for 
a sum of money for the purpose of estab- 
lishing a library school in San Francisco. 

The question was asked if any town 
already having a library would be taxed 
for both its own and the county tax. The 
whole aim of the new bill, Mr Greene 
replied, is not to interfere with anything 
already established. To the question, 
would the State Library continue its 
loans, the answer was that the county 
libraries would be centers for the loans 
and that the State Library would be all 
the better able to loan to the county libra- 
ries if the expense of the traveling 
libraries were taken by the counties. 

Leon Tuttle of Palo Alto gave an in- 
teresting talk on Pictures. After some 
introductory remarks on pictorial art in 
general, Mr Tuttle said that he had been 
able to secure some Japanese photographs 
by Herbert Pouting which had recently 
been exhibited at the Arts and Crafts 



Society in Berkeley. These are remark- 
able pictures of the "inner life and craft 
of the Japanese people. The pictures of 
the porcelain painter, the ivory carver 
and the potter all give the very atmos- 
phere of the workshop, forcing us to feel 
the infinite patience of the Japanese. Mr 
Ponting's pictures mark the rapid growth 
of photography and prove that the same 
amount of artistic training and genius 
may go to a photograph as to the making 
of a picture with the brush." 

After the meeting adjourned, those in 
attendance were taken to the History 
Club house where an informal reception 
was held. 

Those present were : Los Gatos, Miss 

H. Rankin, library trustees, members of 

the History Club and other townspeople ; 

Oakland, C. S. Greene ; Palo Alto, Miss 

Anne Hadden, Miss Prances Patterson, 

Leon Tuttle ; San Jose, Mrs W. A. 

Beasly, Miss Mary Barmby, Miss E. A. 

Burges, Mrs F. M. Burkholder, Miss 

Elizabeth Kelley, Miss Nellie McGinley, 

Miss Ruth Royce; San Mateo, C. H. 

Kirkbride ; Santa Clara, Miss Mary Mul- 

hall. 

Frances Patteeson, 

Secretary. 

Third District Meeting. 

The Fall meeting of the Third District 
of the California Library Association was 
held at St. Helena, October 10, 190S. The" 
meeting was called to order by the presi- 
dent, Sara F. Cassiday, at 10 :30 A. M. 
for the round table talk. The first sub- 
ject, "Library discipline," was principally 
discussed by Miss Barnett of Santa Rosa 
and Miss Cassiday of Petaluma and sev- 
eral good points were brought out. The 
next subject was "What magazines should 
we file?" C. B. Seeley of Napa spoke of 
the good work being done in Napa by 
having duplicate copies of magazines and 
allowing them to circulate as books. 

In the matter of collecting French and 
German' books. Miss Barnett reported 
that the Santa Rosa Library had ordered 
some German books and would have them 
on the shelves soon, while Miss Cassiday 
reported that the Petaluma Library had 
placed seventy bound German books on 
the shelves and had thirty-four German 
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French books and sixteen French books 
to be bound, and that the trustees intend 
to add to the list after the first of the 
year. 

At noon all adjourned to the City Hall 
where the Ladies' Improvement Club 
served a delicious lunch and a very pleas- 
ant hour was spent with the members 
of the club and library trustees. 

The afternoon session opened with a 
paper by Mrs R. H. Pratt of St. Helena 
on "The influence of public opinion on 
the library." Miss Barnett read a paper 
prepared by Mrs Martin Singer of Peta- 
luma, "What the public library has been 
to me," showing how the library had 
helped tli'^ wriicL tc a broader and clearer 
outiook upon ihe world. 

Mrs Calderwood, of "old Sonoma," gave 
an outline of the work which the Women's 
Improvement Club of that place has done 
in starting a library. Beginning with 
only thirteen volumes, to-day their little 
library numbers about 900 volumes. It 
is open every evening from 7 to 9 o'clock, 
and is in charge of one of the club mem- 
bers. 

The librarians present were : Napa, C. 
B. Seeley ; Petaluma, Miss Sara F. Cassi- 
day ; St. Helena, Miss Sophie Zierngib! ; 
Santa Rosa, Miss Margaret A. Barnett ; 
Sonoma, Mrs Sophie Calderwood. In the 
afternoon a telegram of regrets was re- 
ceived from Miss May Cooper of San 
Rafael. 

Leone Safley, 

Secretary. 

Fourth District Meeting. 

The Fall meeting of the Fourth District 
of the California Library Association was 
held at Fresno, October 22 and 23, 1908. 
The meeting was called to order by Miss 
S. E. Bediuger, the District President. 
In the absence of J. A. Smith, the secre- 
tary. Miss Norma Burrell was appointed 
secretary jJro tern. After roll call the re- 
ports of the different libraries were read 
and all showed a very gratifying state of 
affairs as to work done during the last 
six months and the prospects for the next 
year. The president then announced that 
the meeting would be given over to Miss 
Kumli and Miss Prentiss of the State 
Library who would hold a short school of 
library methods. Miss Prentiss opened 



the session with a talk on the unbound 
material of the library, how to obtain, 
preserve and use it. Miss Kumli fol- 
lowed with a lecture on the cataloging 
of the same material. Thursday evening 
the session was in charge of Miss Prentiss 
and was a general experience meeting and 
quiz class which proved quite interesting. 
Friday morning, October 23, Miss Kumli 
lectured on cataloging in general and the 
use of Library of Congress printed cata- 
log cards. In addition to the lecture the 
class was given lessons in the actual 
work of cataloging which were of pi-acti- 
cal value to many who had never done 
the work before. After lunch there were 
lectures on general library economy. But 
the time was all too short, for time and 
trains wait for no one. With a vote of 
thanks to Mr Gillis and to Miss Kumli 
and Miss Prentiss the meeting adjourned 
to meet at the call of the next president. 
' The attendance frora the district was 
as folloAvs : Bakersfield, Miss S. E. Bedin- 
ger, Miss E. B. Barker ; Fowler, Mrs 
W. E. Marden ; Fresno, Miss J. D. Baird, 
Miss Bessie Dalzell, Miss S. E. McCardle ; 
Hanford, Miss Norma Burrell ; Reedley, 
Mrs F. Mitcheltree; Selma, Mrs M. A. 
Freeland; Tulare, Mrs E. B. Oakford, 
.Judge J. O. Lovejoy ; Visalia, Mrs M. J. 
McEwen. 

NoKMA Burrell. 
Secretary pro tern. 

Fifth District Meeting. 

The second meeting of the Fifth Dis- 
trict of the California Library Associa- 
tion was held in Sacramento, November 
21, 1908, W. F. Clowdsley, the District 
President, presiding. The minutes of the 
last meeting held at Stockton were read. 
After the roll was called, a few remarks 
were made by M. J. Ferguson, Assistant 
State Librarian. George Ormsby of Oak 
Park told of his experience in establish- 
ing a library. Mrs B. C. Landis told how 
the work was progressing upon the new 
Carnegie library building in Lincoln. 

At 11 :30 the meeting adjourned for 
luncheon at the Capital Hotel grill room. 
Twenty-two attended and a social hour 
was enjoyed. 

At the afternoon session Miss Retta 
Parrott, of the Sacramento Public Li- 
brary, read an interesting paper on "Rec- 



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ommending books." Then followed a dis- 
cussion on Public documents, led by Miss 
M. L. Sutliff of the State Library. L. W. 
Ripley of the Sacramento Public Library 
told of the progress of county extension 
work in Sacramento County where it had 
been in operation for a month. Two 
stations have been established and many 
applications for libraries have been re- 
ceived. The books are loaned for three 
mouths. The collections sent out include 
books on all subjects. Miss Eudora 
Garoutte, chairman of the Committee on 
bibliographic work, spoke of the progress 
made in indexing California periodicals 
and stated that the work would soon be 
completed. 

Mr Clowdsley in his closing remarks 
spoke of the new library buildings being- 
built in the district and of the progress 
of library work. He thanked those pres- 
ent for making the meeting a helpful and 
successful one. 

Those present were : Lincoln, Mrs B. C. 
Laudis ; Oak Park, George Ormsby ; Sac- 
ramento. Ernest Bruncken and Mrs 
Bruucken, Mrs A. L. Blanchard, Miss 
S. M. Clarke, Miss Emma De Merritt, 
Mrs C. G. Dickerson, Miss Margaret 
Eastman, M. J. Ferguson and Mrs Fergu- 
son, Miss Eudora Garoutte", Miss A. J. 
Haines, Miss E. C. Haines, Mrs F. E. 
Hammer. Miss Stella Huntington, Miss 
M. G. Huntley, Mrs S. A. Hutchinson, 
Miss Bertha Kumli, Miss Annie Lowry, 
Miss Retta Parrott, Miss'M. E. Prentiss, 
Miss Matilda Ramstad, L. W. Ripley and 
Mrs Ripley, Miss S. T. Smith, Miss 
Laura Steffens, Miss M. L. Sutliff, Miss 
Anna Woods ; Stockton, W. F. Clowdsley, 
Miss Ida M. Smith. 

Ida M. Smith, 
Secretary pro tern. 

Sixth District Meeting. 

The second meeting for 1908 of the 
Sixth District of the California Library 
Association was held at Colton, October 
19, in the basement of the Public Library. 
The meeting was called to order by the 
District President, Miss Nellie M. Russ. 
Rev. Dr Murkett of Colton gave the 
address of welcome, to which Miss Russ 
responded. The reading of the minutes 
of the June meeting and the roll call fol- 
lowed. Owing to the absence of State 



Librarian J. L. Gillis who was to have 
given an address, the morning session ad- 
journed. Lunch was furnished at the 
Anderson hotel by the Colton library 
board. 

In the afternoon the general theme for 
discussion was Cooperation between the 
public library and the city officials. 
Judge B. F. Bledsoe, president of the San 
Bernardino Library Board, was the first 
speaker. Among the points he made were 
that a public library should be puhlic, 
should offer books to individuals, to clubs 
or associations, and to schools, and that 
the best library has fewest rules ; that 
the levy for the library should be ex- 
clusive of the dollar limit and that ap- 
pointments should be based on merit and 
on no other consideration. 

Lyman Evans, district attorney of Riv- 
erside County, followed with "The ques- 
tion from an official's standpoint." He 
urged that the library board and the libra- 
rian be in close touch with the city offi- 
cials. Efficiency of the staff should be 
maintained by demanding at least high 
school training for applicants. Every 
public library should have a municipal 
department. There should be on file char- 
ters of other cities of like size, together 
with prohibition and other ordinances, 
electric light and auditors' reports. Mr 
Evans emphasized the need of books that 
appeal to business men and men of affairs, 
such as congressional debates on tariff 
and Philippine questions, books of statis- 
tics, mechanical and electrical books. Im- 
press on the city officials what the library 
is good for, and especially how it may 
benefit the officials themselves. 

Miss Eleanor Symmes read a paper on 
"Books of especial interest to the munici- 
pal section." Mr Clark, city clerk of 
Redlands, in a few words dwelt on the 
necessity of segregating the material of 
interest to city officials. 

"Unbound material : what to get, and 
how to get it" was presented by Miss 
M. E. Prentiss, library organizer. Two 
good journals are Municipal engineering 
and Municipal journal and engineer. The 
sociological department of the State Li- 
brary (in News Notes of California Lihra- 
ries) frequently tells of things which may 
be had free. Two copies of pamphlets 
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should be loaned ontside the libi'aiy. 
Trade circulars received by the city clerk 
might be filed and indexed at the library 
in order to make them more available. 

Miss Kumli, library organizer, told how 
to care for unbound material. Pamphlets 
may be bound or put into manila covers 
or Gaylord binders. If put in the Gay- 
lord binder, accession, classify, letter and 
catalog as books. Do not classify un- 
bound pamphlets, but assign a subject 
heading pencilled on top, with the num- 
ber in the order in which the pamphlet on 
this subject is received. Provide folders 
and mark with the name of the subject 
assigned followed by a simple table of 
contents consisting of the number in the 
order received followed by the name of 
the pamphlet. Clippings may be mounted 
on manila paper and treated in the same 
way. An index to the material in pam- 
phlet boxes should be kept. 

Miss Grace M. White read a paper on 
^'Use of government and state documents 
in municipal reference work." Miss Ger- 
trude Darlow's paper on "Periodicals" 
followed. Miss Russ then gave the sub- 
stance of some replies received from the 
mayors of cities of the district and from 
John A. Goodrich in response to the 
query "How the public library may best 
assist its city officials." 

A vote of thanks was extended to the 
Coltou library trustees and to the Board 
of Trade expressing the appreciation of 
all present of the hospitable manner in 
Avhich they had been entertained. 

Those present were : Azusa, Miss Annie 
M. Taylor : Claremont, Miss Julia Steffa ; 
Colton, Miss Anna Enright, Miss Mabel 
Reed ; Corona, Miss Grace M. Taber, Miss 
Anna M. Bell ; Covina, Mrs Henrietta 
M. Faulder ; Los Angeles, Miss Louise 
Fiuley. Miss Grace M. White ; Pasadena, 
Miss Nellie M. Russ ; Pomona, Miss S. 
M. Jacobus, Miss Lavina B. Kirkman ; 
Redlands. Miss Antoinette M. Hum- 
phreys, Miss Eleanor A. Symmes, Miss 
Mabel Ott, K. H. Field, L. Worthington 
Green ; Riverside, Miss Margaret Kyle, 
Miss Helen Evans, Lyman Evans ; San 
Bernardino, Miss Carrie S. Waters, Miss 
Eva P. Oldaker, Benjamin F. Bledsoe ; 
Whittier, Miss Emily M. Seegmiller ; 
State Library, Miss Kumli, Miss Prentiss. 
Ej[Ily M. Seegmiller, 

Secretary. 



Eighth District Meeting. 

A meeting of the Eighth District of the 
California Library Association was held 
at Alturas, November 28, 190S. The 
meeting was called to order by the presi- 
dent, Mrs Jessie Paguello at 2 :30 P. M. 
Mrs Iva S. Raker was appointed secre- 
tary pro tcm. 

After a brief outline of the object of 
the district meetings by the president, 
the subject of "Periodicals" was taken 
up. In connection with this a paper en- 
titled "Periodicals in the small library" 
was read by the president, and a paper by 
Miss Donna Scott, prepared for a meeting 
of the Ninth District, was read by Miss 
Anna L. Williams. After discussing dif- 
ferent points brought up in these papers 
an outline of the county library plan was 
read, also a clipping from the Sacramento 
Bee regarding the county library system 
as undertaken in Sacramento County. 
Extracts from a paper entitled "Begin- 
nings" by Miss I. A. Johnson were read, 
also a letter of appreciation of the State 
Library work and aims from Mrs E. M. 
Green of Clio. 

The meeting adjourned, subject to call 
by the new president. 

IvA S. Raker, 
Secretary pro tern. 

Ninth District Meeting. 

A meeting of the Ninth District of the 
California Library Association was held 
in Red Bluff on the evening of November 
13, 1908, the time having been changed 
from the 14th, to suit the convenience of 
the instructors' and librarians in attend- 
ance at the Class in Library Methods held 
in Red Bluff from November 2 to 13. 

The meeting was called to order at 8 
o'clock by Miss Ida M. Reagan, the presi- 
dent. Miss Margaret Dold of the Chico 
State Normal School Library gave an in- 
structive talk on certain library supplies, 
exhibiting many samples of the best ma- 
terials to use for pamphlet binders and 
boxes, for application blanks, borrowers' 
cards, book repairing, printed notices, etc. 
A very interesting paper on "Library 
printing," prepared by Miss Laura Stef- 
fens of the State Library, was read by 
Miss Bertha Kumli. The paper discussed 
the art of printing and the forms and 
styles best suited for library work. After 



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an animated discussion of the papers read, 
the meeting adjourned. 

Those present were : Biggs, Miss Min- 
nie McDonald ; Chico, Miss Margaret 
Dold, Miss Laura Sa-\vyers ; Colusa, Miss 
Belle Crane ; Etna, Miss Millie Peters ; 
Marysville, Miss M. E. Subers ; Oroville, 
Miss Ida M. Reagan; Red Bluff, W. P. 
.Johnson, Miss Donna Scott, Mrs Scott ; 
Sacramento, Miss Bertha Kumli, Miss 

M. E. Prentiss. ^ ^ 

Belle Ckane, 

Secretary. 

C. L. A. Picture List. 

Publication No. 9, being the "C. L. A. 
Picture List, compiled by the Committee 
on pictures for libraries, Anna McC. 
Beckley, chairman," was received from 
the printer late in November and mailed 
to the members of the Association. Mem- 
bers of the Association may secure extra 
copies at fifteen cents per copy. The price 
to others is twenty-five cents per copy, 
with a discount of 10 per cent on orders 
of ten or more copies. 

Bibliographic Lists. 

With Publication No. 9 a copy of "A 
bibliography of forestry in California, 
compiled by Ernest Bruncken," was sent 
to each member. This bibliography grew 
out of the exhibit of documents on fc- 
estry at the annual meeting of the C. 
L. A. at San .Jose last February. Of the 
other bibliographies prepared for the an- 
nual meeting there still remains a large 
number of copies on hand. They may be 
obtained for twenty-five cents a set from 
the Secretary-Treasurer. A list of them 



is given in Xeics Notes of California Li- 
braries, April 1908. 

Note. 

The Secretary-Treasurer has on file the 
following papers read at the district 
meetings. They will be loaned to any 
one wishing to read them. 

Barnbtt, Margaret A. Co-operation be- 
iM^een clubs and libraries. 

Darlow, Gertrude. Periodicals for mu- 
nicipal, reference work. 

Ferguson, M. J. Some larger problems 
of library development. 

Fox, Ernest. The Coffee Club and the 
library. 

GiLLis, Mabel R. The State Library 
for the blind. 

Hatward, Celia A. Advertising- libra- 
ries. 

Published in Public Libraries, Janu- 
ary, 1909. 

Lang, R. A. The public library and the 
Y. M. C. A. 

Pagnello, Mrs Jessie. Periodicals in 
the small library. 

Parrott, Retta. On recommending' 
books. 

Pratt, Mrs R. H. Influence of public 
opinion on the library. 

RrPLETj L. W. Co-operation in library 
work. 

Singer, Mrs Martin. What the public 
library has done for me. 

Steffens, Laura. Library printing. 

Stmmbs, Eleanor. Books of special in- 
terest to the municipal section. 

White, Grace M. Use of government 
and state documents in municipal refer- 
ence work. 

Williams, G. M. Library economy. 

Young, Harriet L. Library extension ; 
the department of books for the blind. 



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The bill establishing the California State 
Library was sie;ned bj' Governor Peter 
H. Burnett, April 9, 1850. 

Total acce.ssious 142,207. 

Trustees. 

Charles S. Gi'eene, Pres Oakland 

Allen B. Lemmou Santa Rosa 

Bradner W. Lee Los Angeles 

Joseph Steffens Sacramento 

W. C. Van Fleet San Francisco 

James L. Gillis, Se&y Sacramento 

Staff. 

James L. Gillis, Librarian. 

Milton J. Ferguson, Assistant Libra- 
rian and in charge of Law Depart- 
ment. 

Dal Lemmon, Assistant in Law Depart- 
ment. 

Ernest Bruncken, Chief of Sociological 
Department. 

Miss Margaret Eastman, Chief Deputy 
and in charge of Order Department. 

Miss Susan T. Smith, Reference Libra- 
rian. 

Miss Mary L. Sutliff, Chief of Catalog 
Department. 

Miss Stella Huntington, Cataloger. 

Mrs Annie L. Blanchard, Shelf Lister. 

Miss Eudora Garoutte, Chief of Cali- 
fornia Department. 

Miss Alice J. Haines. Assistant in 
California Department. 

Miss Annie Lowry, in charge of Period- 
icals and Binding. 

Miss Laura Steffens, Chief of Exten- 
sion Department. 

Miss Mabel R. Gillis, Assistant in 
Extension Department. 

Miss Elisabeth C. Haines, Assistant in 
Extension Department. 

Miss Emma De INIerritt. Book Repairer, 
Extension Department. 

Miss Bertha Kumli, Library Organizer. 

Miss Mabel E. Prentiss, Library Or- 
ganizer. 

Mrs Sarah A. Hutchinson, General 
Assistant. 

Mrs Cora Wiggin, Apprentice. 

Miss Matilda Ramstad, Apprentice. 

Elmer Walther, Stenographer. 

Wm. H. Lugg, Shipping Clerk. 

Robert A. Gageby, Shelf Curator, Ref- 
erence Department. 

Victor Cordano, Janitor. 

Mrs Frances Catlett resigned as ap- 
prentice on October 29. 

On December 1 Miss Emma De Merritt 
was appointed book repairer in the Exten- 
sion Department, and Robert A. Gageby 



shelf curator in the Reference Depart- 
ment. 

Miss Mabel E. Prentiss, library organ- 
izer, sent in her resignation on December 
15 to take effect January 13. Miss Pren- 
tiss is to be married January 11 to Don- 
ald R. Green of Colusa, California. 

The inventory of the books of the 
State Library, begun October 6, was prac- 
ticallj' completed when the Reference 
Department opened on November 4. 

Miss Kumli and Miss Prentiss attended 
the meeting of the Sixth District, C. L. A., 
held at Colton Oct. 19, that of the Fourth 
District, held at Fresno Oct. 22 and 23 
and that of the Ninth District, held at 
Red Bluff Nov. 13. 

Mrs J. L. Gillis, Miss Gillis and Miss 
Huntington attended the meeting of the 
First District, C. L. A., held at Oakland 
Nov. 6. 

Mr and Mrs Bruncken, Mrs Blanchard, 
Miss De Merritt, Miss Garoutte, Miss 
A. J. Haines, Miss Eastman, Mr and 
Mrs Ferguson, Miss Huntington, Mrs 
Hutchinson, Miss Kumli, Miss Lowry, 
Mi.ss E. C. Haines, Miss Prentiss, Miss 
Ramstad, Miss Smith, Miss Sutliff and 
Miss Steffens attended the meeting of the 
Fifth District. C. L. A., held at Sacra- 
mento Nov. 21. 



Library Hours. 

Week days 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Sundays 10 a. m. to 3 p. M. 

Legislative session ... 9 A. M. to 9 P. M. 

Law Department. 

The Law Department is fully equipped 
with the latest reports, digests, encyclo- 
paedias and text-books, and is entirely 
free to the public for reference purposes. 
State officers are entitled to borrow books, 
and private individuals are accorded the 
same privilege upon presentation of an 
order signed by a Supreme, Appellate or 
Superior Judge. Books may be kept three 
weeks, and will be once renewed for two 
weeks. All books are subject to recall, 
if required by a state officer. 

The Law Department is now completely 
accessible again. The books which had 
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laws of the various states, prior to the 
latest revisions ; older text-books, includ- 
ing many dating back to the eighteenth 
and seventeenth centuries ; a mass of 
Spanish and French law books, mostly 
of the older kind ; the collection of trials 
(including two editions of the British 
State Trials), and a large amount of mis- 
cellaneous material, are back on the 
shelves. 

The text-books ha^e been re-arranged, 
putting all books belonging to the follow- 
ing classes together : Institutional works, 
jurisprudence and history, international 
law, military, ecclesiastical, admiralty 
law ; waters, taxation, railways, probate, 
pleading and practice, ' medical jurispru- 
dence, municipal, patents, copyright and 
trade-marks ; mining and public lands ; 
insurance, evidence, domestic relations, 
criminal law, corporations, constitutional 
law, bankruptcy, banks. The text-books 
not contained in this classification, or 
dealing with more than one subject, re- 
main in their old order according to au- 
thors. 

It is already apparent that the new ar- 
rangement is a great improvement. 

Sociological Department. 

The Sociological Department, which 
includes the Legislative Reference Bureau, 
aims to furnish information on all sub- 
jects connected with the administration 
of public affairs to officials, both state 
and local, as well as to all others inter- 
ested. 

The Legislative Reference Bureau is 
now located in a large room adjoining the 
Law Department, where the large collec- 
tion of pamphlet material has been made 
thoroughly accessible for the first time in 
two years. As the Legislature is now in 
session, the department is exceedingly 
busy. 

This is the season when the depart- 
ments and officers make their biennial or 
annual reports in most of the states. The 
smaller libraries, which may be interested 
in some particular subject, should send 
for such reports as contain information 
for their readers. 

One of the most convenient series of 
reading lists ever published is that of 
"Stiuly Outlines" issued by the Wisconsin 
Free Library Commission. It contains 
pamphlets on travel in various countries. 



history, art, literature and the like. Ad- 
dress Henry E. Legler, Secretary, Madi- 
son, Wis. 

Senator Walter F. Price, of Santa 
Rosa, is distributing a very handsome 
illustrated pamphlet on the Armstrong- 
redwood grove, which he will try to have 
the State acquire as a park. 

The Legislative Reference Department 
has recently published two bulletins, one 
on Drawing Legislative Bills, and an- 
other on River Improvement Laws in 
Other States and Countries. 

Reference Department. 

The use of the Reference Department 
of the State Library, since its re-opening 
on Nov. 4, 1908, has exceeded expectation. 
Approximately 1200 books have been 
loaned, two thirds of the number having 
been sent out of town. Five Study Club 
libraries are in use in Bakersfield, Bishop, 
Campbell, Napa and Salinas. Local pa- 
trons of the main reading room are 
increasing in number each week. In addi- 
tion to book loans the department has 
sent out many letters to public libraries, 
schools, and residents all over the state 
in answer to requests for brief informa- 
tion on various subjects. 

The rules and regulations in regard to 
borrowing books are not given here, as 
they are stated in full in the July 1908 
number of J^etvs Notes of California Li- 
braries and repeated as to the most essen- 
tial points in the October number of the 
same publication. 

A circular is in preparation, which out- 
lines the kind of work which the depart- 
ment aims to do, and will be sent on ap- 
plication. 

Catalog Department. 

The work of the Catalog Department 
is proceeding along two parallel lines : 
the cataloging of the regular additions of 
new books, and the recataloging of much 
material needing a fuller treatment than 
it has heretofore received. 

During the last three months the cata- 
logers have been occupied with the cur- 
rent additions and the recataloging of 
books in the art collection. As most of 
the art books were unclassified it was 
found on removing to the new quarters 
that it was necessary to classify and cata- 
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for reference purposes. It is possible to 
secure printed cards for only a small pro- 
portion of the art books and this, together 
with the unwieldy size of many of them, 
makes the work progress slowly. 

During October, November and Decem- 
ber 10G7 volumes were cataloged, adding 
2904 cards to the catalog. 

California Department. 

The California Department aims to 
have a thoroughly good collection of books 
on the history and description, resources 
and industries of the State, as well as the 
works of California autliors in all depart- 
ments of literature. These are made ac- 
cessible by means of a card catalog. Full 
names and biographical sketches of Cali- 
fornia authors, artists, musicians, pioneers 
and early settlers are being secured, to- 
gether with their photographs. The col- 
lection of bound periodicals is quite large. 
The Department also contains about 4000 
bound volumes of newspapers, a file of 
which is being indexed with reference to 
the history of the State. Students will be 
assisted in their work. 

Pioneers and Early Settlers. 

Colonel William Wirt Gift was a very 
striking figure in early California history. 
His daughter, Mrs Rachel Gift Wood has 
filled out his biographical card, and has 
supplemented this brief sketch with most 
interesting reminiscences in which she 
gives a charming picture of the day-by- 
day life of the times in which her father 
was a prominent leader. 

Mrs Wood has also furnished reminis- 
cences of her husband, William Field 
Wood. Mr Wood came to the State in 
1S50, and opened stores in Yreka, Shasta, 
Scott River and Red Bluff. He was asso- 
ciated with John Tomilsou in these enter- 
prises, and many thrilling incidents are 
narrated in connection with their life in 
these then remote localities. 

Dr Obed Harvey arrived in California 
at an early date, and his life was one of 
public interest from the time of his ar- 
rival until his death which occurred Jan- 
uary 17, 1894. Dr Harvey was not only 
identified with everj' movement inaugur- 
ated for the advancement of his profes- 
sion, but served his State in both houses 
of its legislative body. 

Many early settlers will remember the 
wreck of the "Central America." Dr 
Harvey was a passenger on the ill-fated 



steamer at the time she went down off 
Cape Hatteras. After floating on a piece 
of wreckage for nine hours he was rescued 
by the bark "Ellen." 

The town of Gait was located by Dr 
Harvey and it was there, as a physician 
and land owner, that he lived and died. 

Captain George Coffin left, at his death, 
a manuscript account of his trip to Cali- 
fornia in 1849, and of his subsequent 
wanderings. 

This manuscript has been recently pub- 
lished by his son, Gorham B. Coffih, under 
the title, "A pioneer voyage to California 
and round the world." His California ex- 
periences are charmingly told and are of 
value to the student of life as it existed 
in the days of '49. 

Other interesting biographies are those 
of Capt. William John Bryan, Charles E. 
Howard, Capt. Thomas Gray, George M. 
Gleason and Nathaniel S. Howard. 

California Authors. 

The following author cards have been 
received since the last issue of Neivs 
Notes of California Libraries: 
Backman, Charles Robert 
Curry, James 

Griffes, James H. (Luke North, pseud.) 
Holt, Luther Myrick 
Lea, Homer 
Lowenberg, Mrs Bettie (Lilienfeld) 

[Mrs Isidor Lowenberg] 
North, Luke, pseiul., see Griffes, Jas. H. 
Page, Emilia Amanda (Simonton) [Mrs 
Nathaniel Page] 
*Peixotto, Mrs Mary (Hutchinson) [Mrs 
E!rnest Peixotto] 
Saunders, Mrs Elisabeth (Hallowell) 

[Mrs Charles Francis Saunders] 
Soule, Franklin 

Stearns, Robert Edwards Carter 
Szymanowski, Stephen Korwin 
Truesdell, Mrs Amelia (Woodward) 

[Mrs Orran P. Truesdell] 
Wagstaff, Alexander Edie 

California Artists. 

The following artist cards have been 
received since the last issue of News 
Notes of California Libraries: 

Coates, Ida May 

Meyer, Frederick William Henry 

Tojetti, Dominico 

Tojetti, Edward 

Tojetti, Virgil 

Wandesforde, Juan Buckingham 



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California iVIusicians. 

The following musician cards have 
"been received since the last issue of Neics 
Notes of California Libraries: 

Kersey, Mrs Ivy (Wandesforde) [Mrs 

Henry Maitland Kersey] 
Messinger, John Montgomery 
*Page, Nathaniel Clifford 
Perlet, Mrs Belle Thorne (Jones) [Mrs 
Herman Perlet] 
*Sturtevant, Lydia Adele 
*Wood, Anna Miller 

Newspaper Index. 

The Index covers the following periods : 
August 15, 1846, to March 12, 1887; 
also, January, 1894, to March, 1905. 

Donations. 

Several autograph copies of books by 
California authors have been added to 
the collection, also art catalogs and many 
pamphlets giving the latest statistics of 
towns and counties together with descrip- 
tions of resources, climate, etc. 

Pictures. 

Many photographs have been received. 
Mrs Ivy Wandesforde has donated several 
pictures of the most famous paintings ex- 
ecuted by Juan B. Wandesforde. A col- 
ored reproduction of Keith's "Outlet to 
the Paissian River" has also been added to 
the collection. 

Extension Department. 

The Extension Department aims to do 
the work which in many states is under 
the supervision of a public library com- 
mission. The Department was estab- 
lished in 1903 and began work in Decem- 
ber of that year by sending out traveling 
libraries to communities without library 
facilities. The Department now has four 
separate divisions: (1) Traveling Libra- 
ries; (2) Study Club Libraries ; (3) Pub- 
lic Libraries; (4) Books for the Blind. 

Traveling Libraries Division. 

Traveling libraries are made up of 
fifty volumes each, and are sent to any 
community without a public library on 
the application of live resident taxpayers. 
There is no charge for the use of these 
libraries and the transportation both 
ways is paid by the State Library. A 
library may be kept three months, and 
by special permission m9,y be retained an 
additional three months. Circular and 
application blank are sent on request. 



^Native Californians. 



The first traveling library was sent out 
December 14, 1903. There are now 423* 
communities in California that have 
formed library associations and have the 
privilege of borrowing state traveling 
libraries. These associations are divided 
by counties, as follows : Alameda 6, 
Alpine 1, Amador 3. Butte 9, Calaveras 6, 
Colusa 7, Contra Costa 9, Del Norte 5, 
El Dorado 14, Fresno 8, Glenn 4, Hum- 
boldt 3, Imperial S, Inyo .5, Kern 7, 
Kings 4, Lake 8, Lassen 12, Los Angeles 
14, Madera 5, Marin 4. Mariposa 1, Men- 
docino 12, Merced 4, Modoc 7, Mono 1, 
Monterey 14, Napa 8. Nevada 3, Orange 
4, Placer 10, Plumas 7, Riverside 10. 
Sacramento 5, San Benito 3, San Ber- 
nardino .5, San Diego 12, San .Joaquin 8, 
.San Luis Obispo 10, San Mateo 5, Santa 
Barbara 4, Santa Clara 13, Santa Cruz 
6, Shasta 12, Sierra 7, Siskiyou 19, 
Solano 9, Sonoma 32, Stanislaus 8, Sut- 
ter 11, Tehama 4, Trinity 6, Ttilare 5, 
Tuolumne 7, Ventura 4. Yolo 3, Yuba 2. 

During October, November and Decem- 
ber, 17 new applications were received for 
traveling libraries : Iloncut and Nord, 
Butte CO. ; College City, Leesville and 
Sycamore, Colusa co. ; Adair and Heber, 
Imperial co. ; Mountain District, Napa 
CO. ; Ripon, San Joaquin co. ; Burlingame, 
San Mateo co. ; McArthur, Shasta co. ; 
Elmira, Solano co. ; Cazadero, Duncan's 
Mills and Mill Creek District, Sonoma 
CO. ; Ilughsou and Montpellier, Stanis- 
laus CO. 

The total number of borrowers for the 
104 libraries returned during October, 
November and December was 4699, and 
the circulation 15,794, as follows: 10,782 
fiction ; 3471 juvenile ; 1541 miscellaneous. 



Books for the Blind Division. 

Embossed books in four different types 
are sent to any blind resident of Cali- 
fornia upon application, and collections 
of from 10 to 25 books will be loaned to 
any public library that can vouch for at 
least 5 borrowers, on application of its 
trustees and upon agreement to loan the 
books free to any blind applicant. Cir- 



*Of these 423, there are now 261 bor- 
rowing, 30 having been returned because 
a public library has been established, the 
local library no longer needs the help, or 
the community has now become a deposit 
station in a county system, and 132 re- 
turned because of decrease in interest, 
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cular and Finding list, with Call slip 
postal, or with Library trustees' applica- 
tion blank will be sent on request. 

Books sent to individuals from an insti- 
tution distributing- embossed literature 
are carried fi'ee through the mails. 

The first book was loaned June 13, 
1905. There are now 295 blind borrow- 
ers, 5 borrowers having- been added during 
October. November and December. 8 bor- 
rowers were lost by death during 1908, 
and have been subtracted from the total. 
Total accessions are 857. the following 
books and magazines having been added 
during the last three months : 

3Iagazines: 

Matilda Ziegler magazine in New York 
point and in Braille for October, No- 
vember, December, 1908, and January, 
1909. 

Moon magazine for November and De- 
cember, 1908 (2 copies of each). 

Outlook for the blind (quarterly maga- 
zine in ink print) for October, 1908. 

Boolcs in Xew York point: 
The New Testament, 3 vols. 

Contents: Vol. 1, Matthew to Luke ; 
Vol. 2, John to I Corinthians ; Vol. 
3, II Corinthians to Revelation. 
Bowles. Memory gems. 
ElwiNG. The peace egg. 

Daddy Darwin's do-vecot. 

Gaskell. Cranford. 2 vols. 

Books in Braille: 

Sheldon. The science of successful 
.salesmanship. 

Washington. Putting the most into 
life. 

The above books are the gift of Miss 
M. L. Sutliff. State Library, Sacramento. 

During the quarter 784 books were 
loaned, as follows : New York point, 233 ; 
Braille. 98 : Moon, 441 ; Boston line letter, 
11 ; Ink print books, 1 ; Appliances, ; 
Maps. 0. 

During October, November and Decem- 
ber, 1 borrower, who knew no type before, 
learned to read New York point ; 1 bor- 
rower, who had already learned Moon, 
learned Braille ; 1, who had already 
learned Braille, learned New York point ; 
and 1, who knew New I'ork point, learned 
Moon. 

The January number of the Matilda 
Ziegler magazine, called the Christmas 
number, is edited by Helen Keller, and 
the lirst twelve pages are given over to 
her editorial notes. The remaining con- 
tents of the. magazine are as follows: 

The philanthropist's Christmas ; The 
boys' post-prandial chant ; A man who 



gave himself ; Salvette and Berna,dou ; The 
longest night — poem ; A sure enough 
Santy ; Thimble, thimble — By O. Henry. 

Some of the articles in the October, 
1908, number of Outlook for the blind 
are : 

Industrial training for the blind ; An- 
nouncement of Helen Keller's latest book; 
Moon typewriter (a recent invention) ; 
Review of work of one of "Blind Relief 
Commissions" in Ohio ; Report of 19th 
convention of American Association of In- 
structors of the Blind (first three ses- 
sions). 

Magazines were donated by Miss B. M. 
.Julian, Wm. A. Miller, and E. Y. Robin- 
son. These magazines include current 
numbers of The Christian- record in New 
I'ork point and in Braille, which will be 
loaned on application. 

The Daily mail (weekly) from June to 
December, 1908, in European Braille, has 
been given to the Department by Miss 
Malvina Schleiden, and will be loaned on 
request. 
Study Club Division. 

Study Club libraries are loaned to any 
registered club on the application of two 
resident taxpayers. These libraries are 
sent out to encourage the foundation and 
maintenance of clubs for systematic study. 
There are no registration fees, but for 
I each study club library the fee of $1.50 
■ for each 25 (or less) books must be paid 
' in advance toward expense of service. 
This fee entitles the club to one ship- 
ment (to and from), express free. A 
study club library may be kept three 
months, and by special permission the 
time may be extended. The circular and 
registration-application blank will be sent 
on request. 

These libraries are now being sent out 
from the Reference Department, as all of 
the books are at present taken from the 
general collection. As the demand grows, 
it will be necessary to start a special col- 
lection for this purpose. 

See Reference Department. 
Public Libraries Division. 

The public library is the natural out- 
growth of the traveling library. Where 
the demand for books is greater than can 
be met by the 50 books of the traveling 
library, a town is ready for a library of 
its own. 

Since November, 1905, two library 
organizers have been kept in the field to 
encourage the establishment of libraries, 
to visit those already established and to 
give advice and assistance to public libra- 
ries throughout the state in regard to 
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The annual reports of all libraries in 
the state are also kept on file in this 
division. 

This division is also making a collec- 
tion of the floor plans and exterior and 
interior views of California Library build- 
ings and of all publications of California 
libraries. As soon as the collection is 
fairly complete, it will be listed in the 
News Notes of California Libraries. 

Sample sets of blanks and forms for 
the use of libraries have been made up 
and a set will be mailed to any library 
upon request. 

The total number of libraries estab- 
lished since November, 1905, is 35, as fol- 
lows : Alhambra, Alturas, Auburn, Beni- 
cia, Biggs, Boulder Creek, Colton, Cres- 
cent City, Dixon, East San Jose, Elsinore, 
Gilroy, Glendale, Imperial, Jackson, Lake- 
port, Lincoln, Lodi, Lompoc, Mill Valley, 
Modesto, Monterey, Oroville, Pacific Grove, 
Placerville, Porterville, Redondo, Rocklin, 
Salinas, Santa Maria, Sausalito, Suisun, 
Ukiah, Willits and Willows. 

In August this Division sent out a 
circular letter to all of the California 
libraries requesting duplicate copies of 
all library publications. 

In addition to the gifts listed in the 
October issue of this publication the fol- 
lowing have been received : 
Lodi. Public Library. 

Plans and elevation of the Lodi Pifblic 
Library, Walter S. King, architect. 
Fresno. Public Library. 

1 catalog. 
Hanford. Public Library. 

8 bulletins. 
Orange. Public Library. 

1 finding list ; 5 C. L. A. publications ; 
7 library catalogs ; 6 reports. 
Palo Alto. Public Library. 

113 bulletins of California libraries; 
81 bulletins of other libraries ; 2 
catalogs of California libraries ; 3 
reports of California libraries; 17 
reports of other libraries ; 2 miscel- 
laneous publications. 
Pasadena. Public Library. 

15 bulletins. 
Redlands. A. K. Smiley Library. 

5 bulletins of A. K. Smiley Library ; 
2 A. L. A. booklists ; 3 library peri- 
odicals ; 3 reports of the A. K. 
Smiley Library ; 6 catalogs of Cali- 
fornia libraries. 
San Jose. Public Library. 

1 catalog ; 4 bulletins. 
Whittier. Public Library. 
5 A. L. A. booklistu. 



Many librarians are making an effort 
to complete files of the A. L. A. hooklists 
and those having duplicate copies are re- 
quested to send them so we can assist in 
completing files. We especially desire to 
secure the following numbers of the .-i. L. 
A. hooldist: 

January, February, March and May, 
1905 ; February, March, Apiil, May, Octo- 
ber and November, 1907. 

Classes in Library Ilcthods. 

The Second Class in Library Methods 
was held in Colton from October 5th to 
October 17th with the following students 
in attendance : 

Anna L. Enright, librarian, Public Li- 
brary, Colton. 

Jeannette Hafford, librarian, Public Li- 
brary, Alhambra. 

Mildred Harris, Sunday attendant, A. K. 
Smiley Library, Redlands. 

Bernice Loveland, attendant, Public Li- 
brary, Riverside. 

Mary McKinley, substitute, Public Li- 
brary, Pomona. 

Minnie Maxwell, librarian, Public Li- 
brary, Pullerton. 

Kezzie A. Monroe, librarian. Public Li- 
brary, Ontario. 

Ella M. Parmelee, librarian, Highland 
Library Club Library, Highland. 

Mabel Rosalie Reed, substitute. Public 
Library, Colton. 

Annie M. Taylor, librarian, Public Li- 
brary, Azusa. 

Mrs Florence B. 'WlieaXly, librarian, 
Sierra Madre Library Association Library, 
Sierra Madre. 

Minnie Von Zolenburg, second assistant, 
Public Library, Riverside. 

The Third Class in Library Methods 
was held in Red Bluff for two weeks be- 
ginning November 2d. The librarians in 
attendance were : 

Belle Crane, libra,rian. Public Library, 
Colusa. 

Minnie McDonald, librarian, Public Li- 
brary, Biggs. 

Millie Peters, librarian. Free Library, 
Etna. 

Donna Scott, librarian. Public Library, 
Red Bluff. 

Mary Sutaers, librarian. City Library, 
Marysville. 

The instruction given to these two 
classes was more elementary in character 
than the course outlined for the Class in 
Library Methods held in San. Francisco. 

While the class was in session at Colton 
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and this afforded an excellent opportunity 
foi- the students to do practice work. 

A special feature of the instruction 
given at the Red Bluff session was the 
repairing and resewing of books. Each 
librarian was supplied with a sewing 
bench and was required to rebind at least 
one book. 

State Publications Received. Dur- 
ing October, November and 
December*. 

Many of the administrative depart- 
ments of the State are from time to time 
publishing reports, bulletins, etc., many of 
which are of considerable interest. Copies 
can usually be obtained free by writing to 
the department issuing them. The titles 
are listed in Neivs Notes of California 
Lihrnries as they are received at the State 
Library. 

Executive and Staff. 

Governor. First biennial message of 
Governor James N. Gillett to the Legisla- 
ture of the State of California (thirty- 
eighth session), 1909. 1909. 41p. 

The message takes up the following sub- 
jects especially : State hospitals ; San 
Francisco Harbor ; State Printing Office ; 
State prisons ; State Engineering Depart- 
ment ; Railroads ; Good roads ; Banks ; 
State farm and school for orphans ; Im- 
provement of our navigable streams ; The 
State Board of Elqualization ; Revision of 
revenue laws ; Insurance ; and in the ap- 
pendix is a List of pardons, commutations 
and reprieves. 

Thanksgiving proclamation. 

State of California, 1908. 2p. 4°. 

Adjutant-General. General orders 
.no. 19, Nov. 12, 1908; no. 20, Nov. 13, 
1908 ; no. 21, Nov. 14, 1908 ; no. 22, Nov. 
27, 1908. n. imp. 7, 8, 6, 6p. 12°. 

Special orders no. 5, Oct. 31, 

1908. n. imp. 5p. 12°. 

Biennial report of the . . . 

1906-1908. 1908. 57p. 

Controller. Biennial report of the 
State Controller for the fifty-eighth fiscal 
year, ending June 30, 1907, and the fifty- 
ninth fiscal j'ear, ending June 30, 1908. 
1908. 231p. 

Values of property in, and in- 
debtedness of, each county for the year 



♦Except when otherwise noted, publica- 
tions are printed at the State Printing 
Office, Sacramento, and are octavo in size. 



1908. and rate of taxation (state rate, 40 
cents), n. imp. (November, 1908) 1 page 
broadside 16 in. by 16% in. 

On November 12 a second "revised and 
corrected" edition was issued, on which a 
request is made to destroy previous issues 
for 190S. 

Secretary of State. Biennial report 
of the . . . for the fifty-eighth and fifty- 
ninth fiscal years, beginning .July 1, 1906, 
and ending June 30, 1908. 1908. 155p. 

Supplemental list of registered 

motor vehicles and names of licensed 
chauffeurs, registered . . . from Sep- 
tember 1 to October 1, 1908. 1908. 13p. 

No. of owners 18,354 ; chauffeurs 9389. 

Same, from October 1 to No- 
vember 1, 1908. 1908. lip. 

No. of owners 18,698; chauffeurs 9539. 
— Same, from November 1 to De- 
cember 1, 1908. 1908. 12p. • 

No. of owners 19,117; chaufEeurs .9676. 

Statement of the vote of Cali- 
fornia at the General Election, held No- 
vember 3, 1908, compiled by C. F. Curry, 
Secretary of State. [1908]. 27p. 

Instructions to voters. Oct. 5, 

1908. Broadside 191/2 in. by 281/0 in. 

A sample ballot prepared by the Secre- 
tary of State, as a guide for the county 
clerks to the end that a uniform ballot 
may be presented to the electors of the 
entire State. 

State ' Treasurer. Biennial report 
. . . fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth fiscal 

years, July 1, 1906, to June 30, 1908. 

1908. 91p. 

Inspection and Regulation. 

Bank Commissioners, Board of. Re- 
port of the ... of the State of Cali- 
fornia, 1908, showing the financial condi- 
tions of the banks of California at the 
close of business July 15, 1908. 1908. 
724p. 

Building and Loan Commissioners. 
Report on the building and loan associa- 
tions ... in accordance with an act 
of the Legislature, approved March 21, 
190.5. Sept., 1908. 125p. 

The fifteenth annual report of the office, 
covering the year ending June 30, 1908. 

Charities and Corrections, State 
Board of. Bulletin no. 58, Oct. 1, 1908. 



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Monthly census of inmates of state insti- 
tutions, n. imp. Ip. 13% in. by 8% in. 
The address of the Board is 1025 The 
Merchants' Exchange, San Francisco. 

— ■ Same. Bulletin 60. n. imp. 

(S. F., Dec. 1, 1908.) Ip. 131/2 in. by 
81/2 in. 

Same. Bulletin no. 61. n. imp. 

(S. F., Jan. 1, 1909.) Ip. 131/2 in. by 
8 1/2 in. 

[Education.} 

State Superintendent of Public In- 
struction. To superintendents and teach- 
ers of California, n. t. p. (Oct. 28, 
1908.) 3p. 

A circular letter calling the attention of 
teachers and school officers to the fact 
that a state exhibit in education is one of 
the features planned for the California 
display at the Alaska- Yukon Elxposition, 
at Seattle next year. 

■ Preliminary list of high school 

text-books. 1908. 32p. 

Forestry, State Board of. Circular 
no. 2. A handbook for eucalyptus plant- 
ers. Second edition. 1908. Illus. Map. 
4Sp. 

Contents: History of eucalyptus in Cali- 
fornia ; The timber eucalypta ; Sylvical 
characteristics ; General requirements ; 
Planting region ; Choice of species ; Home 
grown vs. nursery seedlings ; etc., etc. 

Harbor Commissioners, Board of 
State. Biennial report of the . . . 
for the fiscal years commencing July 1, 
1906, and ending June 30, 1908. 1908. 
maps. 91p. 

Harbor Commissioners for the Bay 
OF San Diego, Board of. Biennial re- 
port of the . . ., Oct. 1, 1908. 1908. 
illus. 22p. 

The report covers the two years begin- 
ning Oct. 1, 1906, and ending September 
30, 1908. 

See also Legislature. 

Health, State Board of. Twentieth 
biennial report of the . . . for the fiscal 
years from July 1, 1906, to June 30, 1908. 
1908. 227p. 

Includes the reports of the Departments 
of Vital Statistics, of Hygiene, and of 
iPure Foods and Drugs. 

— Monthly bulletin, vol. 4, no. 4,' 

September, 1908. n. imp. pp. 41-48. 

Contents: Collier's and Plague ; Cali- 
fornia Public Health Association ; Fresh 



air; Typhoid fever; Vital statistics for 
September ; Another laboratory method of 
examination for typhoid fever ; Misbrand- 
ing of eggs ; Warning to manufacturers of 
Worcestershire sauce. 

' Same, vol. 4, no. 5, October, 

1908. n. imp. pp. 49-56. 

Contents: Note on the semi-annual meet- 
ing of the California Public Health Asso- 
ciation held in Oakland, October 21 ; Anti- 
toxin for indigents ; Water pollution ; Vital 
statistics for October; New laboratory 
method of examination for typhoid fever; 
The control of diphtheria ; Food inspec- 
tion decision 97 ; On the use of benzoate 
of soda ; The labeling of oyster cocktails. 

■ Same, vol. 4, no. 6, November, 

1908. n. imp. pp. .57-66. 

Contents: Notices to registrars ; Anti- 
toxin ; Free examination of sputum ; The 
Vallejo poisoning; Pacific Coast Public 
Health Association ; Vital statistics for 
November ; Food inspection decision 98 ; 
Food inspection decision 100, bleached 
flour ; Warning to vendors of soda water 
syrups. 

■ Department of Hygiene. n. 

imp. 15p. 

Reprinted from the Twentieth biennial 
report of the State Board of Health, for 
the years July 1, 1906, to June 30, 1908. 

Insurance Commissioner. Fortieth 
annual report of the . . . of the State 
of California for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1907. 1908. 595p. 

Summary of insurance trans- 
acted during the year ending December 
31, 1907,' as shown by reports of com- 
panies. E. Myron Wolf, Insurance Com- 
missioner. 1908. 19p. 

Labor Statistics, Bureau of. Thir- 
teenth biennial report of the ... of 
the State of California, 1907-1908. 1908. 
381p. 

The report is for the two fiscal years 
beginning July 1, 1906, and ending June 
30, 1908. 

[Taxation.} 

Board of Equalization. Report for 
1907-1908. 1908. 95p. 
Institutions. 

Blind, Industrial Home of Mechan- 
ical Trades for the Adult. Twenty- 
third annual report, 1907-1908. 1908. 
[4]+13p. 

In the first edition of this report — that 
listed in the October News Notes of Cali- 
fornia Libraries, the report of the Presi- 



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dent of the Board of Directors was 
omitted and is the first four unnumbered 
pages in this second edition. 

[Education.] 

California Polytechnic School, San 
Luis Obispo. Third biennial report of 
the Board of Directors of the . 
comprising reports of the Director and 
Secretary of the Board, 1906-190S. 1908. 
48p. 

University of California. Bulletin, 
third series, vol. 2, no. 3. Biennial report 
of the President of the University on be- 
half of the Regents to His Excellency the 
Governor of the State, 1906-1908. Berke- 
ley, Oct., 1908. 292p. 

Contents: Report of the President, pp. 
5-24 ; Lick Astronomical Department, by 
W. W. Campbell, Director of Lick Observ- 
atory, pp. 25-50 ; San Francisco Institute 
of Art, by Vanderlynn Stow, Vice-Presi- 
dent and Acting President of the San 
Francisco Art Association, pp. 51-56 ; 
Hastings College of Law, by Edward R. 
Taylor, Dean, p. 57; Medical Department, 
by A. A. D'Ancona, Dean, pp. 58-60 ; 
Dental Department, by Jas. G. Sharp, 
Dean, pp. 61-66 ; Department of Pharmacy, 
by W. M. Searby, pp. 67-68 ; Wilmerding 
School, by Geo. A. Merrill, Director, pp. 
69-72 ; The University Library, by J. C. 
Rowell, Librarian, pp. 73-76 ; The Dean 
of Women, by Lucy Sprague, Dean, pp. 
77-81 ; The Advisor, by Lincoln Hutchin- 
son, Advisor, pp. 82-88 ; Department of 
Anthropology, by F. W. Putnam, Prof, of 
Anthropology and Director of Museum, 
pp. 89-109 ; Department of Hygiene, by 
G. F. Reinhardt, Professor of Hygiene, 
pp. 110-112 ; Department of Botany, by 
W. A. Setchell, Professor of Botany, pp. 
113-117 ; The Examiner of Schools, by 
W. Scott Thomas, Examiner of Schools, 
pp. 118-141 ; The University Press, by 
Albert H. Allen, Manager, pp. 142-145 ; 
Speakers of the University meetings, pp. 
146-148 ; Public lectures and addresses, 
pp. 149-166 ; Sunday afternoon half-hours 
of music in the Greek Theatre, pp. 167- 
170 ; Deaths of members of the University, 
p. 171; Bibliography: published writings 
of officers of the University, pp. 172-218 ; 
Statistical addenda, compiled by the Re- 
corder of the Faculties, pp. 221-257 ; Sta- 
tistics of the infirmary, compiled by the 
University physician, pp. 258-272 ; Ex- 
changes maintained by the University 
Press, pp. 273-289; Index, pp. 290-292. 



University of California. Chronicle : 
an official record, vol. 10, no. 4, October, 
1908. Berkeley, 1908. pp. 295-535. 

Contents: The evolution of the scientific 
point of view, by Thorstein Veblen, pp. 
295-416 ; Memorial addresses for Jacob 
Voorsanger, D.D., pp. 417-433 ; The Phil- 
ippine postal savings banks, by B. F. 
Wright, pp. 434-449 ; The old tiger and 
the traveller (translated from the Sans- 
krit) by A. W. Rider, pp. 450-453 ; The 
religious function of state universities, by 
W. E. Hocking, pp. 454-466 ; Twenty-year 
synopsis of meteorological observations 
made at Berkeley, July 1, 1887, to June 
30, 1907, by Armin O. Leuschner, pp. 467- 
473 ; Function and development of the 
marvellous in literature, by Benjamin P. 
Kurtz, pp. 474-492 ; University record, by 
Albert H. Allen, pp. 493-505 ; The alumni, 
edited by Gurden Edwards, Alumni Secre- 
tary, pp. 506-535. 

Calendar, vol. 20, no. 9, Octo- 
ber 9, 1908, to vol. 20, no. 17, December 
4, 1908 ; vol. 21, no. 1, January 8, 1909. 
8-page folders 12°. 

Published weekly during academic year 
and summer session, and contains current 
information regarding scholastic events. 

— ' Publications. College of Agri- 



culture, Agricultural Experiment Station. 
Bulletin no. 198. The grape leaf-hopper, 
by H. J. Quayle. 1908. illus. pp. 177- 
219. 

Same, no. 199. 

Bovine tuberculosis, by Archibald R. 
Ward and Clarence M. Haring. 1908. 
illus. pp. 221-234. 

— ' Same, no. 200. 

Gum disease of citrus trees in California, 
by Ralph E. Smith and O. Butler. 1908. 
illus. pp. 235-270. 

• Same, no. 201. 

Commercial fertilizers, by John S. Burd. 
1908. pp. 273-293. 

■ — ■ Circular no. 41. 

The School of Agriculture on the Uni- 
versity Farm, Davis, California, opens 
January 5, 1909. [Berkeley, 1908.] 
illus. 6p. 

Some of the questions answered are : 
What is the University Farm? Where is 
the University Farm? What kind of farm 
work is being done? What buildings are 
on the farm? Is any instruction being 
given? What is meant by the School of 
Agriculture? What are the studies? How 
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training must he have? What is the 
method of entering? Where do the boys 
live? What is the cost of the course? 
Wliat is the length of the course? Does 
the School of Agriculture prepare for col- 
lege? Is the course in agriculture inter- 
esting? Are girls admitted? 

• Seed bulletin 

1908-1909. Distribution of seeds and 
plants, by E. J. Wickson and R. E. 
Mansell. n. imp. [Berkeley. Nov. 27, 
1908.] 6p. 

American Archaeology 

and Ethnology, vol. 6, with 3 maps ; 
Frederic Ward Putnam, editor. (Title 
page, contents and index.) Berkeley, 
1908. pp. 381-400. 



Same, vol. 7, no. 3, De- 
cember, 1908. Porno Indian basketry, by 
S. A. Barrett. Berkeley, 1908. illus. 
plates. 308p. 

Contents: Introduction ; Materials ; Tech- 
nique ; Forms ; Ornamentation ; Elemental 
names ; Pattern names ; Conclusion ; Glos- 
sary. 

• Astronomy. Lick Ob- 
servatory bulletin, no. 139. Second ele- 
ments and ephemeris of Comet c 1908 
(Morehouse), n. imp. [Berkeley, Sept. 
22, 1908.] p. 41. 4°. 

Same. no. 140. Ephem- 
eris for the eighth satellite of Jupiter, n. 
imp. [Berkeley, Oct. 22, 1908.] p. 
42. 4°. 

— ■ Same, no. 141. New 

orbit of /3 612. n. imp. [Berkeley, Oct. 
10, 1908.] pp. 43-44. 4°. 

Same, no. 142. The 

northern limit of the Zodiacal Light, n. 
imp. [Berkeley, October, 1908.] pp. 45- 
49. 4°. 

• Same, no. 143. Some 

results of a study of the grain and struc- 
ture of photographic films. n. imp. 
[Berkeley, Aug. 7, 1908.] plate, pp. 
50-54. 4°. 

■ Same, no. 144. One 

hundred new double stars ; thirteenth list, 
n. imp. [Berkeley, Oct. 26, 1908.] pp. 
55-57. 4°. 

■ Same, no. 145. The 

spectrum of Comet c 1908 (Morehouse), 
n. imp. pp. 58-59. 4°. 

Botany, vol. 3, no. 2. 

The origin, structure and function of the 
polar caps in Smilacina amplexicaulis, 
Nutt, by Hiram D. Densmore. Berke- 



plates 4-9. pp. 303- 



ley, Dec. 5, 1908. 
330. roy. 8°. 

— ■ Same, vol. 3, no. 5. 

Contributions to the knowledge of the 
California species of crustaceous coral- 
lines, I, by Maurice Barstow Nichols. 
Berkeley, Dec. 5, 1908. plate 9. pp. 
341-348. roy. 8°. 

Classical Philology, vol. 

2, no. 1. Some textual criticisms on the 
eighth book of the De Vita Csesarium of 
Suetonius, by William Hardy Alexander. 
Berkeley, Nov. 17, 1908. pp. 1-33. 
roy. 8°. 

The last number of vol. 1 was no. 7, 
which was issued in June, 1907. 

Same, vol. 1 ; Edward 

Bull Clapp, William Augustus Merrill, 
Herbert Chester Nutting, editors. (Title 
page, contents and index.) 1904-1908. 
pp. 263-270. roy. 8°. 

' Education. Vol. 4. 

(Title page, table of contents, etc., for 
vol. 4.) roy. 8°. 

The following note is pasted to it: 
"Place this title page in vol. 4, July, 1907, 
University of California Publications, 
'Notes on the Development of a Child,' II. 
Milicent Washburn Shinn, author, instead 
of the title page bound in the book." 

Geology, vol. 5, no. 9, 

.July, 1907. Benitoite, a new California 
gem mineral, by George Davis Louder- 
back ; with chemical analysis by Walter 
C. Blasdale. Berkeley, 1907. pp. 149- 
153. roy. 8°. 

Same, vol. 5, no. 14. 

Notes on some California minerals, by 
Arthur S. Eakle. Berkeley, November, 
1908. plates 19-20. pp. 225-233. roy. 8°. 

Same, vol. 5, no. 15. 

Notes on a collection of fossil mammals 
from Virgin Valley. Nevada, by James 
Williams Gidley. Berkeley, December, 
1908. illus. pp. 235-242. roy. 8°. 

Same, vol. 5, no. 17, 

December, 1908. New echinoids from the 
tertiary of California, by Charles E. 
Weaver. Berkeley, 1908. plates 21-22. 
pp. 271-274. roy. 8°. 

Physiology, vol. 3, no. 

13. On the synthesis of paranuclein 
through the agency of pepsin and the 
chemical mechanics of the hydrolysis and 
synthesis of proteins through the agency 
of enzymes (preliminarj' communication), 
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[Berkeley, Dec. 3, 190S.] pp. 91-94. 
roy. 8°. 

Zoology, vol. 5, no. 1. 

The biota of the Sau Bernardino moun- 
tains, by Joseph Grinnell. Berkeley, Dec. 
31, 1908. plates 1-24. pp. 1-170. roy. 8°. 

Same, vol. 6, no. 1. 

Contributions from the laboratory of the 
Marine Biological Association of San 
Diego XXIII. On the weight of develop- 
ing eggs, by Wm. E. Ritter and Samuel 
E. Bailey, n. imp. Berkeley, Oct. 15, 
1908. pp. 1-10. roy. 8°. 

Part 1. The possible significance of 
such investigations, by "Wm. E. Ritter. 
Part 2. Practicability of the determina- 
tions, by S. E. Bailey. 

[Lil)raries.'\ 

State Library (Sacramento). Bien- 
nial report of the trustees of the Cali- 
fornia State Library for the fifty-eighth 
and fifty-ninth fiscal years, July 1, 1906, 
to June 30, 1908. 1908. 30 pages. 

News Notes of California Li- 
braries, vol. 3, no. 4, October, 1908. 
County free library extension — the Sac- 
ramento plan. 1908. pp. 301-384. 

In addition to the usual matter, this 
number gives an outline of the Sacramento 
plan of county free library extension by 
Lauren W. Ripley, librarian of the Sacra- 
mento Public Library ; The California cur- 
rent events index is begun in this number, 
and a fuller account of the Classes in 
Library Methods being conducted by the 
State Library, is also given. 

Same. Title page and index to 



vol. 3. 



1908. pp. 385-409. 
— Extension Department. 



News 

Notes. Reprinted from Neios Notes of 
California Libraries, vol. 3, no. 4, Octo- 
ber, 1908. 1908. 8p. 32°. 

Books for the Blind 

Division. Books for the blind, finding- 
list, supplement May. 1906, -December, 
1908. 1908. 19p. 32°. 

Gives the additions in the four types 
(New York point, American Braille, Bos- 
ton line letter, and Moon) since the last 
Finding list, which was printed in May, 
1906. 

• Information compiled for the 

use of members of the Legislature, under 
the supex'vision of James L. Gillis, State 
Librarian. 1909. 29p. 5% in. by 2% in. 

Contents: Trustees ; Librarian and heads 
of departments ; Purpose of this book ; 
Directory of state officials ; California rep- 



resentatives in Congress ; Members of the 
Senate ; Members of the Assembly ; State 
Library ; "What the State Library needs. 

■ Legislative reference bulletin 

no. 1. Hints on drawing legislative bills, 
by Ernest Bruncken, issued Dec. 1, 1908. 
1908. 12p. 

The purpose of the pamphlet is to assist 
members of the Legislature and others in 
the drawing of bills. 

Same, no. 2. River improve- 
ment laws in other states and counties, 
by Ernest Bruncken. (Reprinted from 
the Great West for September, October, 
November and December, 1908) ; issued 
December 29, 1908. Sacramento, 1908. 
29p. 

Contents: The Netherlands ; The King- 
dom of Prussia ; American laws outside of 
California. 

[Mineralogy.] 

State Mining Bureau. Bulletin no. 
50. The copper resources of California. 
1908. illus. plates. 366p. 

This report is a revision of Bulletin no. 
23, "Copper resources of California" which 
was published in 1902 ; bringing the in- 
formation up to date. 

Bulletin no. 52. Showing the 

mineral production of California for 
twenty-one years, compiled by David H. 
"\\'alker, statistician, from direct returns 
by producers, n. imp. 1908. Broadside. 
22 in. by 3 ft. 4% in. 

The years covered are 1887 to 1907 in- 
clusive. 

Same, no. 53. Mineral pro- 
ductions of California. n. d. [1908.] 
illus. 62p. 6 in. by 9% in. 

Contains mining statistics for 1907 and 
very clear, small maps of counties, show- 
ing railroads, stage roads, etc. These 
maps have appeared before, but in this 
bulletin have been brought up to date 
(Jan. 1, 1909). 

Printing, Superintendent of State. 
Members of the California Legislature, 
thirty-eighth session, 1909. Nov. 14, 1908. 
4-page folder. 24°. 

A new and revised edition was issued 
Nov. 21, but the imprint date, Nov. 14, 
was not corrected on the second issue. 
One error still is under Assemblymen, 
McClelland, J. M., instead of McClellan, 
J. "W. 

Prison Directors, State Board of. 
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State of California for the fifty-eighth 
and fifty-ninth fiscal years, 1907-1908. 
1908. 175p. 

Legislature. 

Haebors, Joint Committee on. Re- 
port and recommendations of the . . . 
appointed by the Legislature of the State 
of California, March 14, 1907, with an 
appendix containing reports from the 
harbors of the State. 1908. maps. 55p. 

The Committee is made up of Senators 
Leroy A. Wright, E. I. Wolfe, T. J. Ken- 
nedy and Assemblymen Walter Leeds, 
Percy Johnson and Louis Strolil. 



RECENT ACCESSIONS. 



Additions to the Library during 
April-December, 1908. 

The last number of the Quarterly Bulle- 
tin of the California State Library which 
was issued was no. 4 of vol. 4, covering 
the accessions for Sept. -Dec, 1905. The 
Bulletin has been discontinued and the 
matter contained in it is now appearing 
in the News Notes of California Libraries. 

The last list of recent accessions ap- 
peared in the April, 1908, issue of this 
publication. 

GENERAL WORKS 

Baker, Ernest Albert. 

History in fiction; a guide to the 
best historical romances, sagas, 
novels, and tales. [1907]. 2 v. 

016.8 B16 
Booth, William Stone. 
Practical guide for authors in their 
relations with publishers and print- 
ers. 1907 029 B72 

Boston — Public library. 

Finding list of genealogies and 
town and local histories contain- 
ing family records, in the Public 
library of the city of Boston, 
1900 q016.9 B7 

Brooks, Robert Clarkson. 

Bibliography of municipal problems 
and city conditions. 2d ed. 1901. 

016.352 B87 



Browne, Nina Eliza. 
Bibliography of Nathaniel Haw- 
thorne. 1905 012 H39b 

Cooke, George Willis. 
Bibliography of James Russell Lowell. 
1906 012 L91c 

Bibliography of Ralph Waldo 

Emerson. 1908 012 E53c 



Given, John La Porte. 
Making a newspaper. 



1907. .070 G53 



Indiana — State library, Indianapolis. 
Indiana state library catalog. Sup- 
plement, October 1, 1906. 1906. 

019 I39V.3 
Ives, George Burnham. 
Bibliography of Oliver Wendell 
Holmes. 1907 012 H75i 

Philadelphia — Free library. 

Selected list of United States public 
documents specially useful in a 
small library, prepared by TVilliain 
R. Reinick. 1905 016.328 P54 

Pittsburg. Carnegie institute — Board 
of trustees. 
Memorial of the celebration of the 
Carnegie institute at Pittsburg, Pa., 
April 11, 12, 13, 1907. 1907. 

q027.4 P6 

Public libraries; a monthly review of 

library matters and methods, v. 1- 

IL 1896-1906 020.5 P97 

Watkins, George Thomas. 

Bibliography of printing in America. 
1906 016.655 W33 

PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS 

Eliot, Charles William. 

Great riches. [1906] 179 E42 

Harrison, Frederic. 

Creed of a layman; apologia pro fide 
mea. 1907 146 H31 

James, William. 

Pragmatism, a new name for some 
old ways of thinking; popular lec- 
tures on philosophy. 1907.. 149 J29 



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J astro w, Joseph. 

The subconscious. 1906. 



Jenks, Jeremiah Whipple. 

Great fortunes; the winning: the 
using. 1906 174 J53 



Munsterberg, Hugo. 

Science and idealism. 



Jefferson, Charles Edward. 
130 J39s j The world's Christmas tree. [1906]. 
I 252 J45 

i Leighton, Joseph Alexander. 

Jesus Christ and the civilization of 
to-day; the ethical teaching of 
Jesus considered in its bearings on 
the moral foundations of modern 
culture. 1907. : 232 L52 



1906. .141 1VI96 



National congress on uniform divorce 
laws. 

Proceedings held at Washington, 
D. C, February 19, 1906. 1906. 

173 N27 1906 

Proceedings of the adjourned 

meeting, held at Philadelphia, Pa., 
November 13, 1906. 1907. 

173 N27 1906a 

Pratt, Edwin A. 
Licensing and temperance in Sweden, 
Norway, and Denmark. 1907. 

178 P91 

Rollins, Frank "West. 
What can a young man do? 1908. 

174 R75 

Scripture, Edward Wheeler. 
Thinking, feeling, doing. 1907. 



150 S43 



RELIGION 



Allen, Alexander Viets Griswold. 
Freedom in the church. 1907. 

282 A42 

American Jewish year book, Sept. 9, 
1907-Sept. 25, 1908 296 A51 

Baskerville, Beatrice C. 

The Polish Jew, his social and eco- 
nomic value. 1906 296 B31 

Elkinton, Joseph. 

The Doukhobors, their history in 
Russia, their migration to Canada. 
1903 289.9 E43 



Gordon, George Angler. 
Through man to God. 



1906. 



252 G66 



Lightwood, James T. 
Hymn-tunes and their story. [1906]. 

245 L72 

Lodge, Sir Oliver Joseph. 

Substance of faith allied with 

science; a catechism for parents 

and teachers. 1907 215 L82 

Mathews, Shailer. 

The church and the changing order. 
1907 261 M42 

Montgomery, Helen Barrett. 

Christus redemptor; an outline study 
of the island world of the Pacific. 
1906 266 M78 

Peabody, Francis Greenwood. 
Jesus Christ and the Christian char- 
acter; an examination of the teach- 
ing of Jesus in its relation to some 
of the moral problems of personal 
life. 1905 232 P35 

Peters, John Punnett. 
Early Hebrew story; its historical 
background. 1904 222.1 P48 

Philipson, David. 
Reform movement in Judaism. 1907. 

296 P55 

Plantz, Samuel. 
The church and the social problem; 
a study in applied Christianity. 
C1906 ^261 P71 

Powers, Mrs Laura Bride. 

Story of the old missions of Cali- 
fornia; their establishment, prog- 
ress and decay. San Francisco. 

Doxey. 1893 c266 P88s 

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Sabatier, Paul. 

A propos de la separation des eglises 
& de I'etat. 1. — Orig-ines de la crise. 
2. — Situation actuelle de I'eglise 
romaine en France. 3. — Conse- 
quences de la d^nonciation du con- 
cordat. 1906 274.4 S11 

Smith, Goldwin. 

In quest of light. 1906 204 S64i 

Strong, Josiah. 

Challenge of the city. cl907. 

261 S92 
Wylie, Richard Cameron. 

Sabbath laws in the United States. 
1905 263 W98 



SOCIOLOGY. 

Allen, Philip Loring. 

America's awakening. cl906. 

320.4 A42 
Bacon, Edward Payson. 

Statement of E. P. Bacon, chairman 
of the Executive Committee of the 
Interstate commerce law conven- 
tion, made before the U. S. Senate 
committee on interstate commerce. 
May 17, 1905, on enlarging the 
powers of the Interstate commerce 
commission, n. d 381 161 

Bound with Interstate commerce law 
convention. Proceedings. 

Barclay, Sir Thomas. 

Problems of international practice 
and diplomacy. 1907 q341 B2 

Barker, Ernest. 
Political thoughts of Plato and Aris- 
totle. 1906 320.1 B25 

Bond, Beverly Waugh, jr. 

State government in Maryland, 1777- 
1781. 1905. (Johns Hopkins uni- 
versity studies in historical and 
political science) 305 J65 23 

Bullock, Charles Jesse, ed. 
Selected readings in public finance. 
C1906 336 B93 

I 

Cadbury, Edward [£ others]. 

Women's work and wages; a phase 

of life in an industrial city. 1906. 

331.4 C12 



Chitwood, Oliver Perry. 

Justice in colonial Virginia. 1905. 

(Johns Hopkins university studies 

in historical and political science.) 

305 J 65 23 

Clark, Edwin Charles. 

History of Roman private law. Part 
L Sources. 1906 349 C59 

Colorado (Ter.) — Constitutional con- 
vention, 1875-1876. Proceedings. 
Pub. by authority. 1907. 

342.788 071 
Devine, Edward Thomas. 
Efficiency and relief; a programme 
of social work. 1906 361 D49e 

Dole, Charles Fletcher. 
Spirit of democracy. cl906. 

321.8 D66 

Dundee social union. 

Report on housing and industrial 

conditions and medical inspection 

of school children. 1905. .331.8 D91 

Edwards, Clement. 
Railway nationalization. 2d ed. 

[1907] 385 E26 

Fahibeck, Pontus Erland. 
La constitution suedoise et le parle- 
mentarisme moderne. 1905. 

342.485 F15 

Foster, John Watson. 

Practice of diplomacy as illustrated 

in the foreign relations of the 

United States. 1906 327.73 F75p 

Fox, Arthur Wilson. 
Rating of land values; notes upon 
the proposals to levy rates in re- 
spect of site values. 1906.. 333 F79 

Gardiner, Silas W. 
Address of Silas W. Gardiner, dele- 
gate to the Interstate commerce 
law convention held at Chicago, 
October 26th and 27th, 1905. 

381 161 
Bound with Interstate commerce law 
convention. Proceedings. 

Garnier, Russell Montague. 

Annals of the British peasantry. 1908. 

331.8 G23 
Hall, Bolton. 

Free America. cl904 338 H17 



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Hershey, Amos Shartle. 
International law and diplomacy of 
the Russo-Japanese war. 1906. 

341 H57 
Hill, Frederick Trevor. 
Decisive battles of the law; narrative 
studies of eight legal contests af- 
fecting the history of the United 
States between the years 1800 and 
1886. 1907 343 H64 

Hoi lis, John Porter. 
Early period of reconstruction in 
South Carolina. 1905. (Johns Hop- 
kins university studies in historical 
and political science) .. .306 J 65 23 

Interstate commerce law convention. 
Interstate commerce law conventions 
held at Chicago October 26 and 27, 
1905; comprising the sessions of 
the Interstate commerce law con- 
vention at Steinway hall and the 
Federal rate regulation association 
at Music hall, Fine arts building. 

381 161 
Bound with Interstate commerce law 
convention. Proceedings. 

Proceedings of the Interstate com- 
merce law convention held at 
Chicago, Illinois, October 26 and 
27, 1905 381 161 

Johnson, Emory Richard. 

Ocean and inland water transporta- 
tion: 1906 387 J66 

Johnson, Helen (Kendrick) "Airs Rossi- 
ter Johnson." 
Woman and the republic: a survey 
of the woman-suffrage movement 
in the United States and a discus- 
sion of the claims and arguments 
of its foremost advocates. 1897. 

324,3 J 67 
Kaye, Percy Lewis. 
English colonial administration un- 
der Lord Clarendon, 1660-1667. 
1905. (Johns Hopkins university 
studies in historical and political 
science) 305 J65 23 

National civic federation. 
Municipal and private operation of 
public utilities; report to the Na- 
tional civic federation Commission 
on public ownership and operation. 
1907 352 N2773 



National conference on state and local 
taxation. 
State and local taxation; first na- 
tional conference under the aus- 
pices of the National tax associa- 
tion, Columbus, Ohio, November 
12-15, 1907. Addresses and pro- 
ceedings. 1908 336.2 N27 

Nevinson, Henry W[oodd]. 

Modern slavery. 1906 326 N52 

Journey in the Portuguese province 
of Angola ("West Central Africa), 
and in the Portuguese islands of 
San Thome and Principe, during 
the years 1904, and 1905. 

Prendergast, William Ambrose. 

Credit and its uses. 1906.. 332.7 P92 

Redlich, Josef. 
Procedure of the House of commons; 
a study of its history and present 
form. 1908 328.42 R31 

Reeves, Jesse S[iddall]. 
Napoleonic exiles in America; a 
study in American diplomatic his- 
tory, 1815-1819. 1905. (Johns 
Hopkins university studies in his- 
torical and political science.) 

305 J 65 23 
Richmond, Mary Ellen. 
Good neighbor in the modern city. 
1908 361 R53 

Schaff, Morris. 

Spirit of old West Point, 1858-1862. 
1907 355 S29 

Shaw, Albert. 

Outlook for the average man. 1907. 

304 S53 

Contents: The average man under 
changing economic conditions. — 
Present economic problems. — Our 
legacy from a century of pioneers. — 
The business career and the com- 
munity. — Jefferson's doctrines under 
new tests. 

Steiner, Edward A. 

On the trail of the immigrant. cl906. 
, 325.1 S82 

Statesman's year-book; statistical and 
historical annual of the states of 
the world for the year 1907. 1908. 

305 S79 



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U. S. — Industrial commission. 

Amendment of the interstate com- 
merce law. Extracts from the Re- 
port of the Industrial commission 
on transportation submitted to the 
Fifty-seventh Congress. [1904?] 

381 161 

Bound with Interstate commerce law 
convention. Proceedings. 

U. S. — War dept. 

Manual for courts -martial, courts of 
inquiry, and retiring boards, and 
of other procedure under military 
law. Rev. ed. 1905 344 U58 

Vincent, John Martin. 

Municipal problems in mediaeval 
Switzerland. 1905. (Johns Hop- 
kins university studies in historical 
and political science) .. .305 J65 23 

Washington, Booker Taliaferro. 

The negro in the South, his economic 

progress in relation to his moral 

and religious development. [1907]. 

326 W31 

Webster, William Clarence. 

General history of commerce. 1903. 

380 W38 

West Virginia — Secretary of state. 
Corporation report of secretary of 
state, March 4, 1905, to March 1, 
1907. Charters issued to and other 
proceedings concerning corpora- 
tions. 1907 338.7 W51 

Wright, Carroll Davidson. 

Battles of labor. cl906. . .331.89 W94 



EDUCATION 

Ashmore, Sidney Gillespie. 

Classics and modern training; a 
series of addresses suggestive of 
the value of classical studies to 
education. 1905 375 A82 

Birdseye, Clarence Frank. 

Individual training in our colleges. 
1907 378 B61 



Home, Herman Harrell. 
Philosophy of education; being the 
foundations of education in the 
related natural and mental sci- 
ences. 1904 370.1 H81 

National education association of the 
United States. 
Index by authors, titles, and subjects 
to the publications of the National 
educational association for its first 
fifty years, 1857 to 1906. 1907. 

370.6 N27i 
O'Shea, Michael Vincent. 

Dynamic factors in education. 1906. 

370.1 082 
Sadler, Michael Ernest. 

Continuation schools in England and 
elsewhere; their place in the edu- 
cational system of an industrial 
and commercial state. 1907. (Pub- 
lications of the University of Man- 
chester) 370.9 S12 

Tyler, John Mason. 

Growth and education. 1907. .370 T98 

Winterburn, Mrs Rosa Viola (Barton). 

Methods in teaching; being the 

Stockton methods in elementary 

schools. 1907 371.3 W78 

LAW 

Bates, C. L. 

Federal procedure at law; a treatise 
on the procedure in suits at com- 
mon law in the circuit courts of 
the United States; accompanied 
with, as a basis of federal judicial 
procedure, a statement of the dual 
system of government created by 
the federal constitution and the 
constitutional limitations imposed 
upon the state and federal govern- 
ments and the creation of the 
federal judicial system and the' 
jurisdiction of all the federal 
courts. 1906. 2 v. 

Clementson, George B. 

Manual relating to special verdicts 
and special findings by juries, 
based on the decisions of all the 
states. 1905. 



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Cooke, Frederick Hale. 

Commerce clause of the federal Con- 
stitution. 1908. 

Digest of the United States Supreme 
court reports. U. S. vols. 1-206. 
L. ed. books 1-51. Appending- all 
state and federal citations of each 
decided point to the statement 
thereof in the body of the digest. 
Containing references also to edi- 
torial notes in the Lawyers edition 
of these reports and in the Lawyers 
reports annotated, v. 1-3. 1908. 

Germany. Laws, statntes, etc. 

German civil code. Tr. and anno- 
tated with an historical introduc- 
tion and appendices. By Chung 
Hui Wang. 1907. 

Gray's inn, London. 

Catalogue of the books in the library 
of the Honourable society of Gray's 
inn: with an index of subjects. 
Comp., under the direction of 
James Mulligan. 1906. 

Hinckley, Frank Erastus. 
American consular jurisdiction in the 
Orient. 1906. 

Joyce, Howard C. 

Treatise on the law governing indict- 
ments with forms, covering the 
general principles of law relating 
to the finding, requisites and suffi- 
ciency of indictments, combined 
with forms which have received 
judicial approval. 1908. 

Liebmann, I. 

Kommentar zum gesetz betreffend 
die gesellschaften mit veschrankwer 
haftung. 1906. 

iViack, William, ed. 

Cyclopedia of law and procedure ed. 
by William Mack and Howard P. 
Nash. Annual annotations. 1907- 
1908. 2 V. 

Laws of England, being a complete 
statement of the whole law of Eng- 
land. By the Right Honourable 
the Earl of Halsbury. v. 1-2. 
1907-08. 



Mann, John Henry. 

Treatise on the law of foreign busi- 
ness corporations doing business in 
the state of New York. 1906. 

Martin, Theodore. 
Martin's mining law and land-office 
procedure. 1908. 

Missouri. Laws, statutes, etc. 
Index to the Revised statutes of Mis- 
souri for 1899 and the Session acts 
of 1901, 1903, 1905 and 1907. Show- 
ing laws amended or repealed, and 
all new legislation since the revi- 
sion of 1899... Comp. by D. E. 
Adams. 1907. 

Moore, Dewitt Clinton. 
Treatise on fraudulent conveyances 
and creditors' remedies at law and 
in equity; including a considera- 
tion of the provisions of the bank- 
ruptcy law applicable to fraudulent 
transfers and the remedies there- 
for, and the procedure of trustees 
in bankruptcy in actions either in 
state or federal courts for the re- 
covery of property fraudulently 
transferred by the bankrupt. 1908. 
2 V. 

Sackett, Frederick. 

Brickwood's Sackett on instructions 
to juries. 3d ed. 1908. 3 v. 

Wiei, Samuel Charles. 

Water rig-hts in the western states. 
2d ed. 1908. 



SCIENCE 

Adams, Frank Dawson. 

Investigation into the elastic con- 
stants of rocks, more especially 
with reference to cubic compressi- 
bility. 1906. (Carnegie institution 
of Washington. Publication no. 46.) 
q552 A2 
Barus, Carl. 

Condensation of vapor as induced by 
nuclei and ions. 1907. (Carnegie 
institution of Washington. Publi- 
cation no. 62) 533.3 B29 



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Chemical society, London. 

Annual reports on the progress of 
chemistry v. 1 for 1904. 1905. 

540.6 C51 
Ciapp, Henry Lincoln. 

Thirty-six observation lessons on 
common minerals. 1903. (Guides 
for science-teaching-, no. 15.) 

549 C58 

Connecticut — Geolog-ical and natural 
history survey. 
Bulletin no. 1. 1904 557.46 C75 

Coupin, Henri Eugene Victor. 

Romance of animal arts and crafts; 
being an interesting account of the 
spinning, weaving, sewing, manu- 
facture of paper and pottery, aero- 
nautics, raft-building, road-mak- 
ing, and various other industries of 
wild life. 1907 591.5 C85 

Ditmars, Rayinond Lee. 
Reptile book; a comprehensive, pop- 
ularized work on the structure and 
habits of the turtles, tortoises, 
crocodilians, lizards and snakes 
which inhabit the United States 
and northern Mexico. 1907. 

q598.1 D6 
Gerhardi, C. H. W. 

Electricity meters: their construction 
and management. A practical 
manual for central station engi- 
neers, distribution engineers, and 
students. [1906] 537.7 G36 

Hobbs, Wlliam Herbert. 
Earthquakes, an introduction to seis- 
mic geology. 1907 551.22 H68 

Ingersoll, Ernest. 

Life of animals; the mammals. 1906. 

599 1471 
Jordan, David Starr, ed. 

California earthquake of 1906. 1907. 
C551.22 J 82 
Kunz, George Frederick. 

Catalogue de la collection de pierres 
precieuses . . . offerte au Mu- 
seum d'histoire naturelle de Paris 
par James Pierpont Morgan. 1903. 
q553.8 K9 



Lowell, Percival. 

Mars and its canals. 1906. 

523.4 L91 
Marshall, Nina Loring. 

Mosses and lichens; a popular guide 
to the identification and study of 
our commoner mosses and lichens, 
their uses, and inethods of preserv- 
ing. 1907 q588.2 M3 

Mershon, W. B. ed. 

Passenger pigeon. 1907 598.2 M57 

Phenix, George P. 

First lessons in chemistry. 1S96. 

540.7 P54 
Schuster, Edgar. 

Inheritance of ability, being a statis- 
tical study of the Oxford class lists 
and of the school lists of Harrow 
and Charterhouse. I907..q575.1 S3 

Slosson, Margaret. 
How ferns grow. 1906 q587.3 S6 

Starr, Frederick. 

Ainu group at the Saint Louis ex- 
position. 1904 572 S79 

Thomson, John Arthur. 

Heredity. 1908 575.1 T48 

USEFUL ARTS. 

American school of correspondence at 
Armour institute of technology, 
Chicago. 
Power stations and power transmis- 
sion; a manual of approved Ameri- 
can practice in the construction, 
equipment, and management of 
electrical generating stations, sub- 
stations, and transmission lines, 
for power, lighting, traction, elec- 
tro-chemical, and domestic uses; 
part 1. — Power stations, part 2. — 
Power transmission. By George C. 
Shaad. 1908 621 .34 A51 

Atlas Portland cement company, New 
York. 
Concrete construction about the 
home and on the farm. cl905. 

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Austin, Leonard Strong. 

Metallurgy of the common metals, 
gold, silver, iron, copper, lead, and 
zinc. 1907 669 A93 

Ayres, Albert D. 

Hand book on how to locate mining 
claims under the acts of Congress 
and the statutes of Nevada, with a 
few of the most frequently used 
forms. C1906 622 A97 



Baxter, William, jr. 
Hydraulic elevators. 



1905. 



621.87 B35 



Berg, Ernst Julius. 

Electrical enei'gy, its generation, 

transmission, and utilization. 1908 

621.3 B49 

Beringer, Cornelius. 
Text-book of assaying: for the use 
of those connected with mines. 

1906 669 B51 

Berry, Riley M. Fletcher. 

Fruit recipes; a manual of the food 

values of fruits and nine hundred 

different ways of using them. 1907. 

641 B53 

Brown, Bir Robert Hanbury. 

Irrigatkjn: its principles and prac- 
tice as a branch of engineering. 

1907 631.2 B878 

Clayworker's handbook: a manual for 
all engaged in the manufacture of 
articles from clay. 1906.. 666.4 C62 

Cooper, Francis, pseud. 

Financing an enterprise; a manual 
of information and suggestion for 
promoters, investors and business 
men generally. 1906. 2v. ..658C77 

Dewsnup, Ernest Ritson, ed. 
Railway organization and working; a 
series of lectures delivered before 
the railway classes of the Univer- 
sity of Chicago. 1906 656 D52 

Dodd, Margaret Eliot. 
Chemistry of the household. 1907. 
(Library of home economics.) 

641 D63 



Dondlinger, Peter Tracy. 
Book of wheat; an economic history 
and practical manual of the wheat 
industry. 1908 633 D67 

Elliott, Sophronia Maria. 
Household bacteriology. 1907. (Lib- 
rary of home economics.) 

640 E46 
Fischer, Louis. 
Health-care of the baby; a handbook 
for mothers and nurses. 1906. 

649 F52 
Forbes, Urquhart Atwell. 
Our waterways; a history of inland 
navigation considered as a branch 
of water conservancy. 1906. 

656 F69 
Inland navigation in Great Britain. 

Gerhard, "William Paul. 

Sanitation of public buildings. 1907. 

628 G36 

Great Britain. — Board of Trade. 

International code of signals. 
American ed. 1907. (U. S. Hydro- 
graphic office. Publication.) 

q623.7 G7 
Hubbard, Winfred Dean. 
Water-works maiiagement and main- 
tenance. 1907 628.1 H87 

Hunt, Thomas Forsyth. 

Forage and fiber crops in America. 
1907 633 H94 

Hutchinson, Rollin William, jr. 

Long-distance electric power trans- 
mission, being a treatise on the 
hydro-electric generation of 

energy. 1908 621.34 H97 

Leaver, James Marshall. 
Box making for profit, v. 2. 1907. 

674 L43 
Livingston, Burton Edward. 

Relation of desert plants to soil 
moisture and to evaporation. 1906. 
(Carnegie institution of Washing- 
ton. Publication no. 50.) 

631 L78 

McPherson, Logan Grant. 
Working of the railroads. 1907. 

656 M17 



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Marsh, Charles Fleming. 
Reinforced concrete. 3d ed., rev. and 
enl. 1906 ....q691.3 M3 

Marshall, Alfred William. 
Practical dynamo and motor con- 
struction. [1906?] 621.31 M36 

Martin, Percy Falcke. 
Mexico's treasure-house (Guana- 
juato) ; an illustrated and descrip- 
tive account of the mines and their 
operations. 1906 622 M 38 

Putnam, George Haven, ed. 

Question of copyright; comprising 
the text of the copyright law of the 
United States, a summary of the 
copyright laws at present in force 
in the chief countries of the world. 
1896 655.6 P99 

Rickard, Thomas Arthur, ed. 
Recent cyanide practice. 1907. 

669.2 R53r 

Schneider, Norman Hugh. 

Practical engineer's handbook. The 
care and management of electric 
power plants. 1906 621.31 S35 

Society of Printers, Boston. 

Development of printing as an art; 
a handbook of the exhibition in 
honor of the bi-centenary of 
Franklin's birth held at the Boston 
Public library under the auspices 
of the Society of printers. 1906. 

655.1 S67 
Spicer, Albert Dykes. 

Paper trade; a descriptive and his- 
torical survey of the paper trade 
from the commencement of the 
nineteenth century. 1907... 676 S75 

Stringfellow, H. M. 

New horticulture. 1906. 

634 S91 
Strong, Charles Jay. 

Art of show card writing. 1907. 

659 S92 
Summers, J. A. 
Diseases of pigeons. cl899. 

636.6 S95 

Tennessee.— ^Mining department. 

Annual report. 16th for 1906. 1907. 

622 T29 



U. S. — Hydrographic office. 

Coast of British Columbia from 
Juan de Fuca strait to Portland 
canal, together with Vancouver 
and Queen Charlotte Islands. 2d 
ed. 1907 656 U58 

Voorhees, Edward Burnett. 

Forage crops for soiling, silage, hay 
and pasture. 1907. (Rural science 
ser.) 633 V95 

Watson, Kate Heintz. 

Textiles and clothing. 1907. (Lib- 
rary of home economics.) 

646 W33 
Whipple, George Chandler. 
Value of pure water. 1907. 

628.1 W57 
Wilcox, Farley Vernon. 

Farm animals: horses, cows, sheep, 
swine, goats, poultr3^ 1907. (Farm 
library.) 636 W66 

Wisconsin — Board of Forestry. 
Annual report, 1906 634.9 W81 

MEDICINE AND HYGIENE. 

Chittenden, Russell Henry. 
Nutrition of man. [1907] . .612.3 C54 

Curtis, Edward, 1838- 

Nature and health; a popular treatise 
on the hygiene of the person and 
the home. 1906 613 C97 

Drinkwater, Harry. 
Food in health & disease. 1906. 

613.2 D78 
Grasset, Joseph. 

The semi-insane and the semi- 
responsible (Demifous et demi- 
responsables). 1907 616.84 G76 

Gulick, Luther Halsey. 

Efficient life. 1907 613 G97 

Contents : Introduction. — Speed. — Effi- 
ciency. — Life that is worth while. — 
States of mind and states of body. — 
The body shows character. — Exer- 
cise — its use and abuse. — Meat, 
drink, and the table. — The business 
of digestion. — ^Waste. — The attack 
on constipation. — Fatigue. — Sleep. — 
Stimulants and other whips. — The 
bath — for body and soul. — Pain — 
the danger signal. — Vision. — Vital- 
ity — the armour of offense. — Growth 
in rest. 



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Howell, William Henry. 
Text-book of physiology, for medical 
students and physicians. 2d ed. 
1908 612 H85 

Jensen, Carl Oluf. 

Essentials of milk hygiene; a prac- 
tical treatise on dairy and milk 
inspection and on the hygienic pro- 
duction and handling of milk for 
students of dairying and sanitari- 
ans. [1907] 614.3 J54 

M'Vail, John Christie. 

Prevention of infectious diseases; 
being the Lane lectures delivered 
at Cooper medical college San 
Francisco, in August, 1906. 1907. 

614.5 Ml? 
Mechnikov, Il'ia Il'ich. 

Prolongation of life: optimistic 
studies. 1908 612.6 M58 

Purrington, William Archer. 
Review of recent legal decisions 
affecting physicians, dentists, drug- 
gists and the public health, 
together with a brief for the prose- 
cution of unlicensed practitioners 
of medicine, dentistry, or phar- 
macy, with a paper upon man- 
slaughter, Christian science and the 
law and other matter 1899. 

614.2 P98 
/ 
Thresh, John Clough. 

Preservatives in food and food exam- 
ination. 1906 614.3 T53 

Worcester, Elwood. 

Religion and medicine. 1908 

616.85 W91 

FINE ARTS. 

Addison, Mrs Julia de Wolf (Gibbs). 
Art of the Dresden gallery; a critical 
survey of the schools and painters 
as represented in the royal collec- 
tion. 1907 708.3 A22 

Barron, Leonard. 
Lawns, and how to make them, 
together with the proper keeping 
of putting greens. 1906. 

712 B27 



Beck, Otto Walter. 
Art principles in portrait photogra- 
phy; composition, treatment of 
backgrounds, and the processes in- 
volved in manipulating the plate. 
[1907.] 778 B39 

Cortissoz, Royal. 
Avgvstvs Saint-Gavdens. 1907. 

q735 SI 3c 
Cox, Kenyon. 
Painters and sculptors; a second 
series of Old masters and new. 

1907 759 C87 

Contents : The education of an artist. — 
The Pollaiuoli. — Painters of the 
mode. — Holbein. — The Rembrandt 
tencentenary. — Rodin. — Lord Leigh- 
ton. 

Crar^e, T^^alter. 
An artist's reminiscences; with one 
hundred and twenty-three illustra- 
tions by the author, and others 
from photographs. 1907. 

759.2 C89. 
Line & form. 1904 745 C89 

Cunynghame, Henry Hardinge Samuel. 
European enamels. [1906]. (Con- 
noisseur's library.) q751 C9 

Cust, Anna Maria Elizabeth. 

Ivory workers of the middle ages. 
1902. (Handbooks of the great 
craftsmen.) 729.7 C98 

Cust, Robert Henry Hobart. 

Pavement masters of Sienna. 1901. 
(Handbooks of the great crafts- 
men.) 729.7 C98 

Dry, Wakeling. 
Giacomo Puccini. 1906. (Living 
masters of music.) 780.2 P977d 

Elward, Robert. 

On collecting minatures, enamels and 
jewellery. 1905 736 E52 

Evans, Henry Ridgely. 

Old and new magic. 1906. 

791 E92 
Johnson, Claude Ellsworth. 

Training of boys voices. cl906. 
(Music students library.) . .784.9 J66 



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Johnston, Edward. 

Writing- & illuminating- & lettering. 
1906. (Artistic crafts series.) 

744 J72 

Lee, Ernest Markham. 
Tchaikovski. 1906. (Bell's minature 
series of musicians.) . . . .780.2 C434I 

National society of craftsmen, ISlew 
York. 
National directory of workers in the 
artistic crafts, 1906-1907. cl906. 

707.2 N27 

Ochsner, Albert John. 

Organization, construction and man- 
agement of hospitals, with numer- 
ous plans and details. 1907. 

q725.5 01 

Sanderson, T. J. Cobden- 

Arts and crafts movement. 1905. 

707.2 S21 

Singer, Hans Wolfgang. 

Drawings of Albrecht Diirer. 
[1906?] (Drawings of the great 
masters.) q741 D95s 

Sparrow, Walter Shaw. 

Women painters of the world. 1905. 

q759 87 

Symons, Arthur. 

Studies In seven arts. 1907. 

704 S98 

Contents: Rodin. — The painting of the 
nineteenth century. — Gustave Mo- 
reau. — Watts. — Whistler. — Cathe- 
drals. — The decay of craftsmanship 
in England. — Beethoven. — The ideas 
of Richard Wagner. — The problem of 
Richard Strauss. — Eleonora Duse. — 
A new art of the state. — A symbolist 
farce [Ubu roi, by A. Jarry] — Panto- 
mime and the poetic drama. — The 
world as a ballet. 

U. S. — Library of Congress. Division 
of prints. 
Catalog of the Gardiner Greene Hub- 
bard collection of engravings, pre- 
sented to the Library of Congress 
by Mrs. Gardiner Greene Hubbard. 
1905 q769 U5 

Willmott, E. C. Morgan. 

Cathedral church of Llandaff. 1907. 
(Bell's cathedral series.) 

726 W73 



AMUSEMENTS. 

White, Stewart Edward. 

Camp and trail. 1907 796 W58 

Contents: The wilderness traveler. — 
Common sense in the wilderness. — 
Personal equipment. — Camp outfit. — 
The cook outfit. — Grub. — Camp cook- 
ery. — Horse outfits. — Horse packs. — 
Horses, mules, burros. — Canoes. 



LITERATURE. 



Ainger, Alfred. 

Lectures and essaj^s. 



1905. 



2 V. 
824 A29 



Atherton, Mrs Gertrude Franklin 
(Horn). 
Ancestors; a novel. 1907. 

cA868an 

Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse. 
Delight makers. cl893 B214 



Benson, Arthur Christopher. 
From a college window. 1906. 

824 B47 
Contents: The point of view. — On 
growing older. — Books. — Sociabili- 
ties. — Conversation. — Beauty. — 
Art. — Egotism. — Education. — Au- 
thorship. — The criticism of others. — 
Priests. — Ambition. — The simple 
life. — Games. — Spiritualism. — 
Habits. — Religion. 



Cheney, Warren. 
His wife. cl907. 



.cC518 



Clemens, Samuel Langhorne. 

Christian science, with notes con- 
taining corrections to date, by 
Mark Twain [pseud.'] 1907. 

817 C62c 



- Eve's diary; 
ms. 1906... 



tr. from the original 
817 C62ev 



Dunne, Finley Peter. 
Dissertations by Mr. Dooley. 1906. 

817 D92 

Francke, Kuno. 
German ideals of to-day, and other 
essays on German culture. 1907. 

830.9 F82ge 

Fuller, Henry Blake. 
Cliff-dwellers, a novel. 1893. 

F966c 



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Holliday, Carl. 
History of southern literature. 1906. 

810.9 H73 

Hugo, Victor Marie, comte. 
Victor Hugo's intellectual autobio- 
graphy (Postscriptum de ma vie) ; 
being the last of the unpublished 
works and embodying the author's 
ideas on literature, philosophy and 
religion; translated with a study 
of the last phase of Hugo's genius, 
bv Lorenzo O'Rourke. 1907. 

844 H89 
Hull, Eleanor. 

Text book of Irish literature. 1906. 

891.6 H91 

Irish, Marie. 
Days we celebrate; a collection of 
original dialogues, recitations, 
entertainments and other pieces 
for holidays and special occasions; 
suitable for all ages. cl904. 

820.8 1683 
Kennard, Joseph Spencer. 
Italian romance writers. 1906. 

853 K34 
Maeterlinck, Maurice. 

Measui-e of the hours. 1907. 

844 M18m 
Contents: The measure of the hours. — 
Immortality. — The gods of war. — 
Our social duty. — Our anxious mor- 
ality. — Rome. — The psychologj" of 
accident. — In praise of the fist. — 
The forgiveness of injuries. — Con- 
cerning "King Lear." — The intelli- 
gence of the flowers. — Perfumes. 

Matthews, [James] Brander. 
American character. [1906]. 

814 M43a 
Miles, Eustace Hamilton. 
Essays in the making. 1906. 

808.4 M64 

Nye, Stephen Girard. 

Addresses and letters of travel. 
1908 c815 N99 

Power, John O'Connor. 

Making of an orator, with examples 
from great masterpieces of ancient 
and modern eloquence. 1906. 

808.5 P88 
Spinners' club. 

Spinners' book of fiction, by Ger- 
trude Atherton, Mary Austin [and 
others] . . . with a dedicatory 
poem by George Sterling. cl907. 

cS757 



Symons, Arthur. 

Studies in prose and verse. 1906. 

824 S98 

Contents: Introduction; Fact in lit- 
erature. — Balzac. — Prosper Meri- 
mee. — Theophile Gautier. — A word 
on De Quincey. — Nathaniel Haw- 
thorne. — Walter Pater. — Robert ■ 
Louis Stevenson. — John Addington 
Symonds. — William Morris's prose. 
— Guy de Maupassant. — Alphonse 
Daudet. — Hubert Crackanthorpe. — 
Robert Buchanan. — An artist in atti- 
tudes : Oscar Wilde. — Gabriele d'An- 
nunzio. — A note on George Mere- 
dith. — A note on Zola's method. — 
The Russian soul ; Gorki and Tol- 
stoi. — Tolstoi on art. — A censor of 
critics. — What is poetry? — Com- 
poanior. — Robert Bridges. — Austin 
Dobson. — Mr. W. B. Yeats. — Mr. 
Stephen Phillips. — Ernest Dowson. — • 
Preface to the second edition of 
Silhouettes. — Preface to the second 
edition of London nights. — Conclu- 
sion : The choice. 



Torrey, Bradford. 

Friends on the shelf. 1906. 

814 T69f 

Contents : William Hazlitt. — Edward 
FitzGerald. — Thoreau. — Thoreau's 
demand upon nature. — Robert Louis 
Stevenson. — A relish of Keats. — • 
Anatole France. — Verbal magic. — ■ 
Quotability. — The grace of obscu- 
rity. — In defense of the traveler's 
notebook. — Concerning the lack of 
an American literature. 



Vaughan, Charles Edwyn. 

The romantic revolt. 1907. (Periods 
of European literature.) .. .809 V36 



POETRY AND DRAMA. 

Baker, George Pierce. 

Development of Shakespeare as a 
dramatist. 1907 822.33 Db 

Barrows, Charles Henry. 

Poets and poetry of Springfield in 
Massachusetts from early times to 
the end of the nineteenth century. 
1907. (Papers and proceedings of 
the Connecticut Valley historical 
society.) 811.08 B27 

Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron 
de. 
Le mariage de Figaro. Edition col- 
lationnee sur le texte original. 
[1878?] (Les chefs-d'oeuvre de la 
litterature francaise et etrangfere.) 

842 B37 



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Buchanan, John A. 
Indian legends and other poems. 
1905 811 B91 

Drummond, William Henry. 
Voyag-eur and other poems. 1905. 

821 D79 

Dutt, Romesh Chunder, cd and tr. 

Indian poetry; selections rendered 
into English verse. 1905. (Temple 
classics.) 891.1 D97 

Gummere, Francis Barton. 

Popular ballad. 1907. (Types of 
English literature.) 821 G97 

Johnson, Charles Frederick. 

Forms of Englisr poetry. [1904]. 

821.09 J 66 
Josaphare, Lionel. 

Sovereign in the street. 1907. 

c811 J983s 
Lang, Andrew 
New collected rhymes. 1905. 

821 L26 
Lawton, Frederick, comp. 

Anthology of French poetry from the 
time of Froissart up to the begin- 
ning of the present century. 1906. 
841.08 L42 
Lee, Sidney Lazarus. 

Shakespeare and the modern stage, 
with other essays. 1906. 

822.33 Die 

Lucas, St. John Welles Lucas. 
Oxford book of French verse, 13th 
century — 19th century. 1907. 

841.08 L93 

Mackaye, Percy Wallace. 
Jeanne d'Arc [a drama]. 1907. 

812 IV115J 

Sappho and Phaon; a tragedy set 

forth with a prologue, induction, 
prelude, interludes, and epilogue. 
1907 812 M15s 

Maeterlinck, Maurice. 

Joyzelle, tr. by A. Teixeira de Mat- 
tes; Monna Vanna, tr. by Alfred 
Sutro. 1907 842M18J 

Matthews, [James] Brander, ed. 

American familiar verse, vers de 
societL'. 1904 811.08 M43 



Mills, Edmund James. 
Secret of Petrarch. 1904.. 851 P49zm 

Pathelin. 

Farce of Master Pierre Patelin, com- 
posed by an unknown author about 
1469 A. D., Englished by Richard 
Holbrook; illustrated with fac- 
similies of the woodcuts in the 
edition of Pierre Levet, Paris, ca. 
1489. 1905 842 P29 

Perry, Bliss. 

Walt Whitman: his life and work. 
1906 811 W61zp 

Raleigh, Walter Alexander. 

Shakespeare, 1907. (English men of 
letters.) 822.33 Br 

Ronsard, Pierre de. 
(Huvres choisies de P. de Ronsard, 
avec notice, notes et commentaires 
par C. A. Sainte-Beuve. Nouvelle 
edition par Louis Moland. n. d. 

841 R77o 
Scheffel, Joseph Victor von. 

The trumpeter; a romance of the 
Rhine; trans, from the 200th Ger- 
man ed. by Jessie Beck & Louise 
Lorimer. 1893 831 S31t 

Thornton, G. H. 

Zenobia and other poems. 1897. 

C811T51 
Welsh, Charles, cd. 

Golden treasury of Irish songs and 
lyrics. cl907. 2v 821.08 W46 

Yeats, William Butler. 
Deirdre; being volume Ave of Plays 
for an Irish theatre. 1907. 

822 Y41d 

GEOGRAPHY. 

De Windt, Harry. 
From Paris to New York by land. 
1904 910 D52 

Herbertson, Andrew John. 
Commercial geography of the British 

Isles. 2d ed. 1905 910 H53 

Commercial geography of the 

world outside the British Isles. 

1903 910 H53 

Bound with his Commercial geography 
of the British Isles. 



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TRAVEL AND DESCRIPTION. 

EUROPE. 
Dillon, Valentine. 
Russian traits and terrors, a faithful 
picture of the Russia of to-day. 
1891 914.7 D57r 

Harrison, Jane Ellen. 

Primitive Athens as described by 
Thucydides. 3906 913.38 H31 

Howells, William Dean. 
Certain delightful English towns; 
with glimpses of the pleasant coun- 
try between. 1906 914.2 H85 

LancianI, Rodolfo Amedeo. 

Golden days of the renaissance in 

Rome, from the pontificate of 

Julius II to that of Paul IIL 1906. 

914.56 L24 

Mosso, Angelo. 

Palaces of Crete and their builders. 
q913.39 M9 
Seymour, Thomas Day. 

Life in the Homeric age. 190S. 

913.38 S52 
Synge, M. B. 

Short history of social life in Eng- 
land. C1906 914.2 S99 



Wendell, Barrett. 
France of to-day. 



1907 914.4 W46 



Viaud, Louis Marie Julien. 

India, by Pierre Loti [/jse^/rf.] [1907?] 

915.4 L88 

ASIA. 
Crane, Walter. 

India impressions, with some notes 
of Ceylon during a winter tour, 
1906-7; with a frontispiece in 
color and numerous other illustra- 
tions from sketches by the author. 
1907 915.4 C891 

Crooke, William. 

Things Indian; being discursive notes 
on various subjects connected with 
India. 1906 915.4 C94 



Hulbert, Homer Bezaleel. 
Passing of Korea. 1906. 



.q915.19 H9 



Takekoshi, Yosaburo. 

Japanese rule in Formosa. 1907. 

915.12 T13 

AFRICA. 
Nesbitt, Frances E. 
Algeria and Tunis, painted and de- 
scribed. 1906 916.5 N45 

Starr, Frederick. 

Truth about the Congo; the Chicago 
tribune articles. 1907 916.75 S79 

NORTH AMERICA. 

Bruce, Philip Alexander. 

Social life of Virginia in the seven- 
teenth century. 1907 917.55 B88 

Hale, Edward Everett. 

Tarry at home travels. 1906. 

917.4 H16 

Contents: 1. Introductory. — 2. The 
state of Maine. — 3. New Hamp- 
shire. — 4 Vermont. — 5. Massachu- 
setts. — 6. Rhode Island. — 7. Con- 
necticut. — 8. New York. — 9. Wash- 
ington then and now. — 10. Tlie new 
Washington. 

Jonathan, pseud. ' 

Brieven uit en over de Vereenigde 

Staten van Noord-Amerika . . . 

Uitg. met eene inleiding en bij- 

schrift, door dr. E. B. Swalue. 1853. 

917.3 J76 

Keeler, Charles Augustus. 

San Francisco through earthquake 
and fire. cl906 cf917.9461 K26 

Lowe, Percival G. 
Five years a dragoon ('49 to '54) and 
other adventures on the great 
plains. 1906 917.8 L91 

Meany, Edmond Stephen. 
Vancouver's discovery oi Puget 
Sound; portraits and biographies of 
the men honored in the naming of 
geographic features of northwest- 
ern America. 1907 917.97 IVI48 

Modern San Francisco, 1907-1908. 1908. 
qc917.9461 M6 
Neil, Henry. 

Complete story of the San Francisco 
earthquake. 1906. . .cf917.9461 N39 



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North, Arthur Walbridge. 

Mother of California; being- an his- 
torical sketch of the little known 
land of Baja California, from the 
days of Cortez to the present time, 
depicting- the ancient missions 
therein established, the mines there 
found, and the physical, social and 
political aspects of the country; to- 
gether with an extensive bibliog- 
raphy relative to the same. cl908. 
C917.22 N86 



Paine, Ralph Delahaye. 
Greater America. 1907. 



.917.8 P14 



Phelps, W. D. 

Fore and aft; or. Leaves from the life 
of an old sailor. 1871. . .c917.94 P54 



Polenz, Wilhelm von. 
Land of the future. 



1904... 917.3 P76 



Stevenson, Robert- Louis. 

Sea fogs. cl907. (Western classics 
No. 1.) C917.9419 S84 

Thwaites, Ruben Gold, cd. 

Early western travels, 1748-1846; a 
series of annotated reprints of some 
of the best and rarest contemporary 
volumes of travel, descriptive of 
the aborigines and social and eco- 
nomic conditions in the middle and 
far West, during the period of 
early American settlement, v. 31- 
32; Index. 1907 917.8 T54 

Wagner, Charles. 

M5' impressions of America. 1906. 

917.3 W13 

Wallace, Dillon. 

The long Labrador trail. 1907. 

917.19 WIS 

Whiting, Lilian. 

Land of enchantment from Pike's 
Peak to the Pacific. 1907. 

917.8 W59 

SOUTH AMERICA. 

Petre, Francis Loraine. 
Republic of Colombia; an account of 
the country, its people, its institu- 
tions and its resources. 1906. 

918.6 P49 



POLAR REGIONS. 
Hoare, J. Douglas. 
Arctic exploration. [1906]. 916.8 H67 

Peary, Robert Edwin. 

Nearest the Pole; a narrative of the 
Polar expedition of the Peary 
Arctic club in the S. S. Roosevelt, 
1905-1906. 1907 q919.8 P3 

BIOGRAPHY: COLLECTIVE. 

Biiierica, Mass. 
Vital records of Biiierica to the year 
1850. 1908 929.3 859 

Dover, llass. 

Vital records of Dover, to the year 
1850. 1908 929.3 D74 

Dunbar, Agnes Baillie Cuninghame. 
Dictionary of saintly women. 1904- 
05. 2. V p922 D89 

Johnston, Robert Matteson. 

Leading American soldiers. 1907. 

923.5 J 73 
Lincoln, Mass. 
Vital records of Lincoln, to the year 
1850. 1908 929.3 L73 

Lynnfield, Mass. 
Vital records of Lynnfield, to the end 
of the year 1849. 1907. . .929.3 L989 

Mackenzie, George Norbury, ed. 

Colonial families of the United States 
of America. 1907 q929.1 Ml 

Marlborough, Mass. 

Vital records of Marlborough, to the 
end of the year 1849. 1908. 

929.3 M34 
Middiefield, Mass. 

Vital records of Middiefield, to the 
year 1850. 1907 929.3 M 67 

Potter, Henry Codman, hp. 
Reminiscences of bishops and arch- 
bishops. 1906 922.3 P86 

Saugus, Mass. 

Vital records of Saugus, to the end of 
the year 1849. 1907 929.3 S25 

Westminster, Mass. 
Vital records of Westminster, to the 
end of the year 1849. 1908. 

929.3 W53 



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BIOGRAPHY: INDIVIDUAL. 

Brandcs. Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen. 

Reminiscences of my childhood and 

youth. 1906 B B817 

C'hii/. Rogers, Joseph Morgan. 

The true Henry Clay. 1904.. . B C619r 

!• Dana. Wison, James Harrison. 
Life of Charles A. Dana. 1907. 

B D167w 

Douglass. Washington, Booker Talia- 
ferro. 
Frederick Douglass. [1907]. 

B D7335w 
Dumas. Dumas, Alexandre. 
My memoirs. 1907-08. 5 v. 

B D886w 

Garrick. Parsons, Florence Mary "2Irs 
Clement Parsons." 
Garrick and his circle. 1906. 

BG241p 

Godkiii. Godkin, Edwin Lawrence. 
Life and letters of Edwin Lawrence 
Godkin. 1907. 2 v B G586g 

Hu.j-Jrij. Davis, James Richard Ains- 
worth. 
Thomas H. Huxley. 1907. (English 
men of science.) B H986d 

Jefferson. Jefferson, Thomas, pres. U.S. 
Jefferson's Germantown letters, to- 
gether with other papers relating 
to his stay in Germantown during 
the month of November, 1793, by 
Chai'les Francis Jenkins. 1906. 

qB J45 
Lecoiirrciir. Lecouvreur, Frank. 

From East Prussia to the Golden 
Gate. 1906 cB L4681 

Letters and diary of a California pio- 
neer. 

Lchnid. Fennel I, Mrs Elizabeth (Rob- 
ins). 
Charles Godfrey Leland; a biography. 
1906. 2 V B L537p 

Lcrcr. Downey, Edmund. 

Charles Lever, his life in his letters. 
1906. 2 V B L658d 

Li Hung Chang. Little, Alicia Helen 
Neva (Bewicke). 
Li Hung Chang; his life and times. 
190.3 B L 693 1 



Lincoln. Bates, David Homer. 

Lincoln in the telegraph office; recol- 
lections of the United States mili- 
tary telegraph corps during the 
civil war. 1907 B L736b 

Lowell. Emerson, Edward Waldo. 
Life and letters of Charles Russell 
Lowell, captain Sixth United States 
cavalry, colonel Second Massachu- 
setts cavalry, brigadier-general 
United States volunteers. 1907. 

B L914e 
Patrick, Saint. Healy, John, ahp. 

Life and writings of St. Patrick. 
1905 B P314h 

Perry. Lyman, Olin Linus. 

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and 
the war on the lakes. 1905. 

B P464I 
Roosevelt. Burroughs, John. 

Camping and tramping with Roose- 
velt. 1907 B R781bu 

Morgan, James. 

Theodore Roosevelt, the boy and the 
man. 1907 B R781 m 

Sherman. Burton, Theodore Elijah. 
John Sherman. 1906. (American 
statesmen.) B S553b 

Sidgicick, Arthur. 

Henry Sidgwick: a memoir. 1906. 

B S568s 

Spencer. Thomson, John Arthur. 

Herbert Spencer. 1906. (English 
men of science.) B S745t 

Sutter. Schoonover, T. J. 

Life and times of Gen. John A. Sutter 
. . . Rev. and enl. ed. 1907 . 

cB S967s1 
Wallace. Wallace, Lewis. 

Lew Wallace; an autobiography. 
1906. 2 V B W191w 

HISTORY. 

GENERAL. 

Helmolt, Hans Ferdinand, ed. 

History of the world, v. 6. 1907. 

q909 H4 
Jordan, David Starr 

The hum.an harvest; a study of the 
decay of races through the sur- 
vival of the unfit. 1907. . .c901 J82h 



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EUROPE. 

Besant, Sir Walter. 

Mediaeval London. 1906. 2 v. 

q942.1 B5 
Blok, Petrus Johannes. 
History of the people of the Nether- 
lands. V. 4. 1907 949.2 B65 

Butler, William Francis. 
Lombard communes; a history of the 
republics of north Italy. 1906 

•945.2 B98 
Capek, Thomas. 

Slovaks of Hungary, Slavs and Pan- 
slavism. 1906 943.9 C23 

Chart, D. A. 

Story of Dublin. 1907. (Mediaeval 
towns.) 941.5 C48 

Mackenzie, W. C. 

Short history of the Scottish high- 
lands and isles. 1907 941 IV1157 

Mahaffy, John Pentland. 

Silver age of the Greek world. 1906. 

938 M21si 
Mets, James Andrew. 
Naval heroes of Holland. 1902. 

949.2 IV159 
Okey, Thomas. 

Story of Paris. 1906. (Mediaeval 
towns.) 944.3 041 

Pais, Ettore. 

Ancient Italy; historical and geo- 
graphical investigations in Central 
Italy, Magna Graecia, Sicily, and 
Sardinia. 1908 945 P14 

Pollard, Albert Frederick. 
Henry VIII. 1905 942.05 P77 

Rose, John Holland. 

Development of the European na- 
tions, 1870-1900. 1905. 2 v. 

940.9 R79 
Smith, Ernest Gilliat. 

Story of Brussels. 1906. (Mediaeval 
towns.) 948.9 S64 

Trevelyan, George Macaulay. 

Garibaldi's defense of the Roman Re- 
public. 1907 945.6 T81 



Victoria, queen of Great Britain. 

Letters of Queen Victoria, a selection 
from Her Majesty's correspondence 
between the years 1837 and 1861. 
1907. 3 V ■. .. .942.08 V64 



ASIA. 

Boulger, Demetrius Charles de Kava- 

nagh. 

Short history of China; an account 

for the general reader of an ancient 

empire and people. New ed. 1900. 

951 B76s1 

Martin, William Alexander Parsons. 
Awakening of China. 1907... q951 M3, 

Weale, B. L. Putnam, pseud. 

Truce in the East and its aftermath; 

being the sequel to "The reshaping 

of the Far East." 1907. . .950 W36t 

Contents: 1. Japan and the new posi- 
tion. — 2. China and the Chinese. — 
3. The powers and then- influence. — 
Appendices. 

UNITED STATES. 

Bandini, Mrs Helen (Elliott). 

History of California; illustrated by 
Roy J. TVarren. cl908. .c979.4 B214 

Barrows, David Prescott. 

Ethno-botany of the Coahuilla In- 
dians of Southern California. 1900. 
C970.3 B27 

Battine, Cecil William. 

Crisis of the confederacy; a history 
of Gettysburg and the Wilderness. 
1905 973.73 B33 

Boyd, David. 
History: Greeley and the Union 
colony of Colorado. 1890. 

978.8 B78 

Confederate memorial literary society, 
Richmond, T«. 
Catalogue of the Confederate mu- 
seum. 1905 973.76 C74 

Fertig, James Walter. 

Secession and reconstruction of Ten- 
nessee. 1908 976.S F41 



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Iowa. 

Dedication of monuments erected by 
the state of Iowa, commemorating 
the death, suffering and valor of 
lier soldiers on the battlefields of 
Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Mis- 
sionary Ridge, Shiloh, and in the 
Confederate prison at Anderson- 
ville. [1908] q973.76 16 

Morris, Charles. 

Heroes of discovery in America. 

1906 973.1 M87 

Heroes of the navy in America. 

1907 973 IV187 

Northend, Williani Dummer. 

Bay colony; a civil, religious and so- 
cial history of the Massachusetts 
colony and its settlements from the 
landing at Cape Ann in 1624 to 
the death of Governor Winthrop in 
16.50. C1906 974.4 N87 

Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985- 
1503. 1906. (Original narratives of 
early American history. ) . . 973.1 N 87 

Page, Charles Davis. 

History of the Fourteenth regiment, 
Connecticut vol. infantry. 1906. 

973.744 C75p 

Pearson, Elizabeth Ware, ed. 

Letters from Port Royal written at 
the time of the civil war. 1906. 

973.78 P36 

Rhodes, James Ford. 
History of the United States from the 
compromise of 1850. v. 5. 1904. 

973 R47 



Spanish explorers in the southern 
United States, 1528-1543: The nar- 
rative of Alvar Nunez Cabega de 
Vaca, ed. by Frederick "W. Hodge 
. . . The narrative of the expedi- 
tion of Hernando de Soto by the 
gentleman of Elvas, ed by Theodore 
H. Lewis . . . The narrative of 
the expedition of Coronado, by 
Pedro de Castaueda, ed. by Fred- 
erick W Hodge. 1907. (Original 
narratives of early American his- 
tory.) 973.1 S73 

Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. 

Williamsburg-, the old colonial capital. 
C1907 975.5 T98w 

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. 

Blair, Emma, Helen, and Robertson, J. 
A., ed. 
Philippine Islands, v. 52-53. 1907-08. 

991.4Bb3 

Bourne, Edward Gaylord. 
Discovery, conciuest, and early history 
of the Philippine Islands. 1907. 

991.4 B77 

Morga, Antonio de. 

History of the Philippine Islands 
from their discovery by Magellan 
in 1521 to the beginning of the 
17th century; with descriptions 
of Japan, .China and adjacent coun- 
tries. 1907. 2v 991.4 M84 

POLAR REGIONS. 

Greely, Adolphus Washington. 

Handbook of polar discoveries. 3d 
ed., rev. and enl. 1906 990 G79 



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MENT, CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY 123 

CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX— JANUARY TO APRIL. 

1909, COMPILED BY CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY 144 

CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES— INCLUDING LAW LIBRARIES . 134 

Statistics for Januarj^ Febrnarj^ and March, 1909 ; Extra news 
items, etc. 
DIRECTORY FOR LIBRARY SUPPLIES AND OTHER ITEMS OF 

GENERAL INTEREST , 216 

CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 221 

Handbook 221 

Annual Meeting 234 

District Meetings duking January, February and March 276 

CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY 278 

Trustees, Staff, etc 278 

Law Department '. 279 

Sociological Department 280 

Reference Department 283 

Catalog Department 284 

California Department 284 

Documents Department •. 286 

Extension Department 286 

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blind division. 

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April 288 

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NOTE. 

The following compilation contains the 
library laws of California which are in 
force at the present time. It does not, 
however, include those sections of city 
charters relating to libraries, because such 
sections are of local importance only. And 
with the exception of the laws governing 
the State Library and of the Supreme 
Court Library, no laws of separate insti- 
tutions are given. 

Section 410 of the Political Code is 
given, because, in a way, it supplements 
Section 409 and furnishes libraries with 
all the law on the subject of the distribu- 
tion of State publications. 

CONTENTS. 



CONSTITUTION OF CALIFORNIA. 
Section relating to public libraries V2o 

PENAL CODE. 
Sections relating to public libraries. 123 

GENERAL LAWS. 
Founding, maintaining, etc., of public 
libraries, museums and galleries of art. 12-1 

Municipality library act. 126 

Unincorporated towns library act _-- 128 

Deposit of newspaper files in libraries ... 133 

COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM 134 

TEACHERS' LIBRARIES 136 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES _. 137 

COUNTY LAW LIBRARY . 138 

SUPREME COURT LIBRARY _. 140 

STATE LIBRARY 141 

DISTRIBUTION OF STATE PUBLICATIONS. 

1. By State Librarian 142 

2. By Secretary of State 143 



CONSTITUTION OF CALIFORNIA. 



Section Relating to Public Libraries. 

ARTICLE XIIL 

Revenue and Taxation. 

Section 1. All property in the State, Lii„.ai., 
not exempt under the laws of the United p^^p'"' 
States, shall be taxed in proportion to itst^'^^*- 
value, to be ascertained as provided by 
law. * * * 

* Provided, that property used for free 
public libraries * * * shall be exempt 
from taxation. [Amendment adopted No- 
vember 6, 1S94.] 



PENAL CODE. 



Sections Relating to Libraries. 

§ 623. Every person who maliciously 
cuts, tears, defaces, breaks, or injures any 
book, map, chart, picture, engraving, 
statue, coin, model, apparatus, or other 
work of literature, art, mechanics, or 
object of curiosity, deposited in any public 
library, gallery, museum, collection, fair, 
or exhibition is guilty of a misdemeanor. 
[Approved March 6, 1901; Stats. 1901, 
p. 99.] 

§ 6231/2. Whoever willfully detains any 
book, newspaper, magazine, pamphlet, 
manuscript, or other property belonging 
to any public or incorporated library, 
reading-room, museum, or other educa- 
tional institution, for thirty days after 
notice in writing to return the same, given 
after the expiration of the time which by 
the rules of such institution such article 
or other property may be kept, is guilty 
of a misdemeanor and shall be punished 
accordingly. [Became a law under con- 
stitutional provision, without Governor's 
approval, March 14. 1899; Stats. 1899, 
p. 97.] 



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Manner 
of con- 
veying 
gifts foi 
dissem- 
ination 
knowl- 



Founding, Maintaining, etc., of Public 
Libraries, Museums, and Galleries of 
Art. 

An Act to cncourafje and provide for the 
dissemination of a knowledge of the 
arts, sciences, and general literature, 
and the founding, maintaining, and 
perpetuating puhlic libraries, museums, 
and galleries of art, and the receipt 
of donations and contributions thereto 
when established; for the conveyance, 
■ holding, and protection of real property 
icithin this State suitable for the pur- 
poses herein designated, and the erec- 
tion thereon of buildings appropriate to 
such purposes, and for the creation of 
trusts necessary or proper for the better 
preservation of such institutions and 
the control and management thereof. 
[Approved March 5, 1887; Stats. 1887, p. 26.] 
The people of the State of California, 
represented in Senate and Assembly, do 
enact as folloivs: 

Section 1. Any person intending in 
his lifetime, or by will or trust deed, to 
operate after his death, to found, main- 
'f tain, and perpetuate in this State a public 
library, museum, gallery of art, or any or 
all thereof, for the diffusion of mechan- 
ical, scientific, artistic, and general knowl- 
edge, may to that end and for such 
purpose, and for any purpose within the 
purview of the title of this Act, convey 
in writing by words denoting a gift or 
grant to one or more trustees named in 
such gift or grant, and to their successors, 
any library or collection of books and 
works for such public library, or any 
museum, or gallery of art in this State, 
and such gift or grant may also express, 
and shall be construed to be a conveyance 
of the future additions and accretions 
thereof ; and he may also in like manner, 
to that end, and for such purpose, convey 
by grant to such trustee or trustees, any 
real property within this State belonging 
to him which may be necessary or proper 
for the erection and maintenance of build- 
ings suitable to such institution, and the 
buildings erected thereon, with grounds 
conveniently adjacent thereto, and other 
lands, tenements, and hereditaments for 
the purpose of producing an income for 



the support and maintenance of such in- 
stitutions, or any of them, and any collat- 
eral burdens which may be imposed by 
the terms of such foundation as part and 
parcel of the regulations for its conduct, 
and also personal property of all descrip- 
tions, which may subserve the purposes 
of the institution and maintenance of any 
such library, museum, or gallery of art. 

Sec. 2. Any contributions or gifts by «'«^ '>y 
any other person than the founder, of any than 

, . , founder. 

property suitable to the general plan or 
support of any institution mentioned in 
the title of this Act, shall immediately 
vest in the trustees, and become incor- 
porated into and subject to the trust, 
and to all its terms and conditions, and be 
managed under the rules and regulations 
prescribed therefor. 

Sec. 3. The person making such gift, yj,'„\''.p„ 
grant, or conveyance, as founder, may tail"?'' '" 
therein designate : 

1. The name by which the institution so 
founded and maintained shall be known. 

2. Its nature, object, and purposes. 

3. The powers and duties of the trus- 
tees, which shall not be exclusive of other 
powers and duties that, in their judgment, 
may be necessary more effectually to carry 
out the purposes of such institution. 

4. The mode and manner and by whom 
the successors to the trustees named in 
the gift or grant shall be appointed. 

5. Such rules and i-egulations for the 
management of such institution, and the 
furtherance of its purposes, as the grantor 
may elect to prescribe ; but such rules and 
regulations shall, unless the grant shall 
otherwise prescribe, be deemed advisory 
onlj% and shall not preclude such trustees 
or their successors from making such 
changes as new conditions may, from time 
to time, require. 

6. The place or places where the neces- 
sary buildings shall be erected, and the 
general- character thereof. The person 
making such grant may therein provide 
for all other things necessary or proper to 
carry out the purposes thereof, or other- 
wise, by his last will or testament. 

Sec. 4. The trustees named in such Trustee 
gift or grant, and their successors, may, m and 
the name of such institution designated in 
the gift or grant, sue and defend in rela- 
tion to the trust property, and to all mat- 
ters affecting the institution so founded 
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ii.-es Sec. 5. By a provision in such gift or 
grant, the founder may elect, in respect to 
'""'• the personal and real propertj' conveyed, 
and the additions and increase thereof, 
and in respect to the erection, mainte- 
nance, and management of any buildings 
auxiliary thereto, and in respect to any 
property connected with such institution, 
to reserve to himself a veto and right of 
annulment or modification of any act of 
such trustees, in case he shall, within 
thirty days after notice of the perform- 
ance of such act, file in the ofiice of said 
trustees, or deliver to their president or 
principal officer, a notice, in writing, of 
such veto, annulment, or modification, and 
upon a like notice, in conformity with a 
provision in such gift or grant, he may 
elect to perform during his life all the 
powers which, by the terms thereof, are 
vested in or enjoined upon the trustees 
therein named, and their successors ; pro- 
vided, that upon the death or disability to 
act of the founder and grantor, such pow- 
ers and duties shall be devolved upon, and 
be exercised by, the trustees named in the 
gift or grant, and their successors. Such 
person may also reserve the right to alter, 
amend, or modify, at any time during his 
life, or by his last will and testament, the 
terms and conditions thereof, and the 
trusts therein created in respect to such 
institution, its buildings, and the property 
conveyed therefor. 
Founder Sec. 6. The fouuder shall have power 
rifht'tc. in said deed of trust to name and describe 
i.eus'ation the character and personalitj' of any one 
fnipose or more of the immediate or future trus- 
j'^^j."^]™"^^ tees, the librarian, and other ofiicers, and 
'"" to name and impose any particular duty 

to be performed by any one or more trus- 
tees or other officers, so described and 
characterized, and to declare and limit 
any compensation, and fix the character 
and method of such compensation he may 
choose to provide for any such trustee 
or other officer whom the terms of his 
foundation may characterize, and upon 
whom specific or general duties shall be 
imposed. 
Gms. gEc. 7. Any such gift or grant may be 

lecor.icd. executed, acknowledged, and recorded in 
the manner now or hereafter provided by 
law for the execution, acknowledgment, 
and recording of grants of real property. 



Sec. S. Xo suit, action, or proceeding Time ot 
shall be commenced or maintained by any n','c'ncins 
person to set aside, annul, or affect said ^""' 
gift, grant, or conveyance, or to affect the 
title to the property conveyed, or the right 
to the possession or to the rents, issues, 
and profits thereof, unless the same be 
commenced within two years after the date 
of the filing of such grant for record. 

Sec. 9. Any person, being the founder, Founder 
making a gift or grant for any of the qlTeatu t< 
purposes mentioned in this Act may, atel^l?"' 
any time thereafter, by last will or testa- '"'"'»• 
ment, devise or bequeath to the State of 
California all or any of the property, real 
and personal, mentioned in such gift or 
grant, or in any such supplemental thereto, 
and such devise or bequest shall take effect 
in case, from any cause whatever, the gift 
or grant shall be annulled or set aside, or 
the trusts therein declared shall for any 
reason fail. Such devise or bequest is 
hereby suffered to be made by way of as- 
surance that the intentions of the grantor 
shall be carried out, and in the faith that 
the State, in case it shall succeed to the 
property, or any part thereof, will, to the 
extent and value of such propertj% carry 
out, in respect to the objects and purposes 
of any such grant, all the wishes and in- 
tentions of the grantor. 

Sec. 10. The provisions of this Act i.ii>eiai 
shall be liberally construed, with a viewtionnf 
to effect its objects and purposes, and the vSmis. 
singular number in the construction 
thereof shall be deemed to include the 
plural, and the plural number shall be 
deemed to include the singular. 

Sec. 11. Nothing in this Act shall re- rnivcisi- 

ties, uol- 

peal, modify, change, or have any effect le-es. 
upon any of the provisions of an Act of etc'." " "' 
the Legislature of the State of California 
entitled "An Act to advance learning, the 
arts and sciences, and to promote the pub- 
lic welfare by providing for the convey- 
ance, holding, and protection of property, 
and the creation of trusts for the found- 
ing, endowment, erection, and mainte- 
nance within this State, of universities, 
colleges, schools, seminai'ies of learning, 
mechanical institutes, museums, and gal- 
leries of art," approved March ninth, 
eighteen hundred and eighty-five. 

Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect im- 
mediately. 



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Municipality Library Act. 

An Act to amend an Act approved March 
23, 1901, and entitled "An Act to pro- 
vide for the establishment and main- 
tenance of ptiblic libraries loithin 
municipalities." 

[Amendment approved April 12, 1909.] 
The people of the State of California, 
represented in Senate and Assembly, do 
enact as follows: 

Section 1. The common council, board 
of trustees, or other legislative body of 
anj' incorporated city or town in the State 
of California, may, and upon being re- 
quested to do so by one fourth of the 
electors of such municipal corporation in 
the manner hereinafter provided, must, 
by ordinance, establish in and for said 
municipality a public library; provided, 
there be none alreadj^ established therein. 
"^ Sec. 2. The request referred to in 
the preceding section may be by a single 
petition, or by several petitions , provided, 
that such several petitions be substanti- 
ally in the same form, and that such sin- 
gle petition has, or severa^ such petitions 
in the aggregate have, the signatures of 
the requisite number of electors. 
"f Sec. 3. Such public library shall be 
managed by a board designated as the 
board of library trustees, consisting of 
five members, to be appointed by the 
mayor, president of the board of trustees 
or other executive head of the munici- 
pality, by and with the consent of the 
legislative body of said municipality. 
Such trustees shall severally hold office 
for three years, serving without com- 
pensation ; provided, that the members 
of the first board appointed shall so 
classify themselves by lot that one of 
their number shall go out of office at the 
end of the current fiscal year, two at the 
end of one year thereafter, and the other 
two at the end of two years thereafter. 
Men and women shall be equally eligible 
to such an appointment, and vacancies 
shall be filled by appointment for the un- 
expired term in the same manner. 
'f^ Sec. 4. Boards or library trustees shall 
meet at least once a month at such 
times and places as they may fix by reso- 
lution. Special meetings may be called 
at any time by three trustees, by written 
notice served upon each member at least 
three hours before the time specified for 



the proposed meeting. A majority of the 
board shall constitute a quorum for the 
transaction of business. Such boards P'-^sident 
shall appoint one of their number presi- 
dent, who shall serve for one year and 
until his successor is appointed, and in 
his absence shall select a president pro 
tem. Such boards shall cause a proper 
record of their proceedings to be kept. 

Sec. 5. Boards of library trustees shall j^';.'™* "^ 
have power : 

First — To make and enforce all rules, 
regulations and by-laws necessary for the 
administration, government and protection 
of the libraries under their management, 
and all property belonging thereto. 

Second — To administer any trust de- 
clared or created for such libraries, and 
receive by gift, devise, or bequest and 
hold in trust or otherwise, property sit- 
uated in this State or elsewhere, and 
where not otherwise provided, dispose of 
the same for the benefit of such libraries. 

Third — To prescribe the duties and 
powers of the librarian, secretary and 
other officers and employes of any such 
libraries ; to determine the number of and 
appoint all such officers and employes, 
and to fix their compensation, which said 
officers and employes shall hold their offices 
or positions at the pleasure of said board. 

Fourth — To purchase necessary books, 
journals, publications and other personal 
property. 

Fifth — To purchase such real property, 
and erect or rent and equip such buildings 
or building, room or rooms, as may be 
necessary, when in their judgment a suit- 
able building, or portion thereof, has not 
been provided by the legislative body of 
the municipality for such libraries. 

Sixth — To require the secretary of 
state and other State officials to furnish 
such libraries with copies of any and all 
reports, laws and other publications of 
the State not otherwise disposed of by 
law. 

Seventh — To borrow books from, lend 
books to and exchange the same with 
other libraries, and to allow non-residents 
to borrow books upon such conditions as 
they may prescribe. 

Eighth — To do and perform any and 
all other acts and things necessary or 
proper to carry out the provisions of this 
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Must Sec. 6. Boards of library trustees 

repwt to shall, on or before the last day of July in 
tody'and ^ach year, make a report to the legisla- 
*'o',vTn' tive body of their municipality, giving the 
state condition of the library on the thirtieth 

liliraiv. •' 

day of June preceding, together with a 
statement of their proceedings of the year 
then ended, and forward a copy thereof to 
the State Library at Sacramento. 
LihiaiT Sec. 7. The legislative body of any 
tax iev.\ muni(,ipaiity jn which a public library 
has been established in acordance with 
this Act, shall in making the annual tax 
levy and as part thereof, if the mainte- 
nance of the library has not been oth- 
erwise provided for, levy a tax for the 
purpose of maintaining such library and 
purchasing property necessary therefor, 
which tax shall be in addition to other 
taxes, the levy of which is permitted in 
the municipality. Provided that after two 
Limit ..f years from the establishment of new libra- 
tax lew. j.jgg thereunder, where a maintenance cor- 
responding thereto, has not been otherwise 
provided, in municipalities of the first, sec- 
ond and third classes, such tax levy shall 
not exceed two mills on the dollar of as- 
sessed valuation, and in municipalities of 
the fourth, fifth and sixth classes, such 
levy shall not exceed three mills on the 
dollar of assessed valuation. 
Liiuaiy Sec. S. The revenue derived from said 
tax, together with all money acquired 
by gift, devise, bequest, or otherwise, for 
the purposes of the library, shall be appor- 
tioned to a fund to be designated the 
library fund, and be applied to the pur- 
poses herein authorized. If such pay- 
ment into the treasury should be incon- 
sist with the conditions or terms of any 
such gift, devise, bequest, the board shall 
provide for the safety and preservation of 
the same, and the application thereof to 
the use of the library, in accordance with 
the terms and conditions of such gift, 
devise or bequest. Payments from this 
Payments fuud shall be made upon warrants issued 
fund. after due audit by, and an order from, the 
library trustees, which warrants shall be 
signed by the president and secretary of 
said board of library trustees. The treas- 
urer of the municipality shall pay such 
warrants without any further order or 
warrant from any other authority. 



Sec. 9. Every library established under 
this act shall be forever free to the in- 
habitants and non-resident taxpayers of 
the municipality, subject always to such 
rules, regulations and by-laws as may be 
made by boards of library trustees ; and 
provided, that for violations of the same 
a person may be fined or excluded from 
the privileges of the library. 

Sec. 10. Boards of library trustees 
and the legislative bodies of neighboring 
munir' ->alities or boards of supervisors of 
the jties in which public libraries are 
sit I ed, may contract for lending the 
books of such libraries to residents of 
such counties or neighboring municipal- 
ities, upon a reasonable compensation to 
be paid by such counties or neighboring 
municipalities. 

Sec. 11. The title to all property ac- 
quired for the purpose of such libraries, 
when not inconsistent with the terms of 
its acquisition, or otherwise designated, 
shall vest in the municipalities in which 
such libraries are, or are to be, situated, 
and in the name of the municipal cor- 
porations may be sued for and defended 
by action at law or otherwise. 

Sec. 12. An Act entitled "An Act to 
establish free public libraries and read- 
ing rooms," approved April twenty-six, 
eighteen hundred and eighty, is hereby re- 
pealed ; provided, that as to existing 
libraries this Act is to be deemed a con- 
tinuation thereof, and such libraries shall 
be governed hereby accordingly ; pro- 
vided, however, that this act shall have 
no application to any library established 
or governed by the provisions of a city 
charter, and the provisions of any city 
charter shall in no manner be affected 
by this Act. 

Sec. 13. Any ordinance establishing a 
library adopted under the provisions of 
section one of this Act must be repealed 
by the body which adopted the same upon 
being requested to do so by fifty-one per 
cent, of the electors of such municipal cor- 
porations, as shown by the great register 
then in force, and upon the repeal of such 
ordinance such library shall be disestab- 
lished in such municipal corporation. 



Lending 
books to 
neijrlxbor- 



Title to 
property. 



.4ct o£ 
1S80 
repealed . 



nay be 
■epealed. 



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may 

establish 

lil,rary. 



Notice of 
election. 



Unincorporated Towns Library Act. 

An Act to allow unincorporated towns 
and villages to establish, equip and 
maintain public libraries; to provide for 
the formation, government and opera- 
tion of library districts; the acquisition 
of property thereby; the calling and 
holding of elections in such districts; 
the assessment, collection, custody and 
disbursement of taxes therein; and to 
create boards of library trustees. 
[Approved April 12, 1909.] 

The people of the State of California, 
represented in Senate and Assembly, ao 
enact as folloics: 

Section 1. Any unincorporated town 
or village of this State may establish, 
equip and maintain a public library for 
the dissemination of a knowledge of the 
arts, sciences and general literature, in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of this Act. 

Sec. 2. Upon the application, by peti- 
tion, of fifty or more taxpayers and resi- 
dents of said town or village to the board 
of supervisors in the county in which said 
town or village is located, praying for the 
formation of a library district, and setting 
forth the boundaries of the said proposed 
district ; the said board of supervisors 
must, within ten days after receiving said 
petition, by resolution, order that an elec- 
tion be held in the said proposed district 
for the determination of the question and 
shall appoint three qualified electors 
thereof to conduct said election. 

Sec. 3. Said election shall be called by 
posting notice thereof in three of the most 
public places in said proposed library dis- 
trict, and by publication in a daily or 
weekly paper therein, if there be one, at 
least once a week for not less than fifteen 
days. Said notices must specify the time, 
place, and the purposes of said election, 
and the hours during which the polls will 
be kept open ; provided, that in districts 
with a population of ten thousand or 
over, the polls must be opened at eight 
o'clock A. M., and kept open until seven 
o'clock p. M., and in districts where the 
population is less than ten thousand, the 
polls must not be opened before one 
o'clock p. M., and must be kept open not 
less than six hours. 

Sec. 4. Said elections shall be con- 
ducted in accordance with the general 



election laws of this State, where appli- 
cable, without reference to form of ballot 
or manner of voting, except that the bal- 
lots shall contain the words, "For library 
district," and the voter shall write or 
print after said words on his ballot the 
word "Yes," or the word "No." 

Sec. 5. Every qualified elector, resi- wim may 
dent within the proposed district for the 
period requisite to enable him to vote at 
a general election, shall be entitled to vote 
at the election above provided for. 

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Duty of 
election officers to report the result of said ofHce'r" 
election to the board of supervisors with- 
in five days subsequent to the holding 
thereof. 

Sec. 7. If a majority of the votes at Library 
said election shall be in favor of a library 
district, the said board of supervisors 
must, by resolution, establish said library 
district, and must appoint three trustees ; 
who must be qualified electors and resi- 
dents within the limits of the proposed 
librai-y district ; to be known and called 
a board of libraiy trustees, of the town or 
village for which they are appointed. 
Such trustees shall severally hold oSice 
for three years from the first day of July 
next succeeding their election and until 
their successors are elected and qualified ; 
serving without compensation ; provided, 
hoioever, that the members of the first 
board appointed shall be so classified by 
the board of supervisors at the time of 
their appointment, that one of their num- 
ber shall go out of ofiice on the thirtieth 
day of June next succeeding his appoint- 
ment, one at the end of one year there- 
after, and the other one at the end of two 
years thereafter. Vacancies shall be filled 
by the board of supervisors by appoint- 
ment for the unexpired term. 

Sec. 8. If a majority of the votes cast if 
shall be against a library district, the oppose.' 
board of supervisors shall, by order, so p°o',!eed'- 
declare ; no other proceedings shall be ^"itf,j„ 
taken in relation thereto until the expira- ""« y™'- 
tion of one year from the date of presenta- 
tion of the petition. 

Sec. 9. The fact of the presentation of i';^*",'/,;,,^ 
the petition, and the order establishing the '^f library 

. . entered 

library district and making the appoint- in 
ment of the three library trustees, shall be o'f"i"'ard 
entered in the minutes of the board Of ^fsn^."' 
supervisors and shall be conclusive evi- 
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petition, and that each of the petitioners 
was, at the time of signature and presen- 
tation of the petition, a taxpayer and 
resident of the proposed district, and of 
the fact and regularitj' of all prior pro- 
ceedings of every kind and nature pro- 
vided for by this act, and of the existence 
and validity of the district. 
i-iui-s Sec. 10. Boards of library trustees 
ii :„v shall meet at least once a month, at such 
"""'" time and place as they may fix by resolu- 
tion. Special meetings may be called at 
any time by two trustees, by written no- 
tices served upon each member at least 
twelve hours before the time specified for 
the meeting. Two members shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of busi- 
ness. At its first meeting held after the 
President first day of July the board shall organize 
rehiiT.'^ by electing one of its number president, 
and another one of its number secretary ; 
they shall serve as such for one year or 
until their successors are elected and 
qualified. Such boards shall cause a 
I'eitifi- proper record of its proceedings to be 
with ° kept, and at the first meeting of the board 
niM*arian. ^^ trustces of any library formed under 
the provisions of this Act, it must imme- 
diately cause to be made out and filed 
with the State Librarian at Sacramento 
a certificate showing that such library has 
been established, with the date thereof, 
the names of the trustees, and the officers 
of the board chosen for the current fiscal 
year. 
Powers. .£ ggc. 11. The board of library trustees 

library 

ixiard. so appointed by the said board of euper- 
visors, and their successors, shall be au- 
thorized and they are hereby empowered, 
and it shall be their duty : 

First — To make and enforce all rules, 
regulations, and by-laws necessary for the 
administration, government and protection 
of the libraries under their management, 
and all propertj' belonging thereto. 

Second — To administer any trust de- 
clared or created for such libraries, and 
receive by gift, devise, or bequest, and 
hold in trust or otherwise, property sit- 
uated in this State or elsewhere, and 
where not otherwise provided, dispose of 
the same for the benefit of such libraries. 

Third — To prescribe the duties and 
powers of the librarian, secretary, and 
other officers and employees of any such 
libraries ; to determine the number of and 
appoint all such officers and employees, and 



fix their compensation, which said officers 
and employees shall hold their offices and 
positions at the pleasure of said boards. 

Fourth — To purchase necessary books, ?"«■> 
journals, publications, and other personal i...an 
property. 

Fifth — To purchase such real property, 
and erect or rent and equip, such build- 
ing or buildings, room or rooms, as in 
their judgment may be necessary to prop- 
erly carry out the provisions of this Act. 
Sixth — To require the Secretary of 
State and other State oflBcials to furnish 
such libraries with copies of any and all 
reports, laws, and other publications of 
the State not otherwise disposed of by 
law. 

Seventh — To borrow books from, lend 
books to, and exchange the same with 
other libraries, and to allow non-residents 
to borrow books upon such conditions as 
the board may prescribe. 

Eighth — To do and perform any and all 
other acts and things necessary or proper 
to carrj^ out the provisions of this Act. 

Ninth — To file, through their secretary, 
on or before the last day in the month of 
July of each year, a report with the State 
Librarian at Sacramento giving the condi- 
tion of their library and the number of 
volumes contained therein on the thirtieth 
day of June preceding. 

Tenth — To designate the hours during 
which the library shall be open for the 
use of the public ; provided, however, that 
all public libraries established under the 
provisions of this Act, shall be open for 
the use of the public during every day in 
the year. 

Sec. 12. In any library district formed K^fi 
under the provisions of this Act, which to)i:, 
is now maintaining a public library, or 
which shall have petitioned for and has 
been granted permission to establish, and 
intends to maintain a public library in 
accordance with this Act, it shall be the 
duty of the board of library trustees 
therein, to furnish to the board of super- 
visors of the county wherein said library 
district is situated, each and every year, 
on or before the first day of September, 
an estimate of the cost of leasing tem- 
porary quarters ; purchasing a suitable 
lot : of procuring plans and specifications 
and erecting a suitable building ; of fur- 
nishing and equipping the same, and of 
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the accommodation of the public library, 
and of conducting and maintaining the 
same for the ensuing fiscal year, or for 
any or all of said purposes ; provided, 
lioivever, that the board of library trus- 
tees, may, when in its judgment it is 
deemed advisable, and upon the petition 
of fifty or more taxpayers residing within 
said library district, must, call an elec- 
tion and submit to the electors of the said 
library district whether the bonds of said 
library district shall be issued and sold 
for any or all of the purposes of this Act. 

Sec 13. When such estimate ' shall 
have been submitted to the board of 
supervisors of any county in which a pub- 
lic library district has been established, 
the said board of supervisors, must, at 
the time of levying county taxes, levy a 
special tax upon all of the taxable prop- 
erty within the limits of the said library 
district, sufficient in amount to maintain 
the said public library, or to purchase the 
site, erect and equip the building, im- 
prove the grounds or building, or for any 
or all of the purposes of this Act. The 
taxes so levied shall be computed, entered 
upon the tax roll, and collected in the 
same manner as other taxes are com- 
puted, entered and collected. 

Sec. 14. The revenue derived from 
said tax, together with all money acquired 
by gift, devise, bequest, or otherwise, for 
the purposes of the library, shall be paid 
into the county treasury to the credit of 
the library fund of the district wherein 
said tax was collected, subject only to the 
order of the library trustees of said dis- 
trict. If such payment into the treasury 
should be inconsistent with the terms or 
conditions of any such gift, devise, or be- 
quest, the board of library trustees shall 
provide for the safety and preservation of 
the same, and the application thereof to 
the use of the library, in accordance with 
the terms and conditions of such gift, de- 
vise or bequest. 

Sec. 15. Every library established un- 
der the provisions of this Act shall be 
forever free to the inhabitants and non- 
resident taxpayers of the library district, 
subject always to such rules, regulations, 
and by-laws as may be made by the board 
of library trustees ; also provided, that 
for violations of the same a person may 
be fined or excluded from the privileges 
of the library. 



Sec. 1G. Boards of library trustees May lena i 
and the boards of trustees of neighboring neighbor- \ 
library districts, or the legislative bodies dlauues 
of neighboring municipalities, or boards ^^3,,.)^^^ 
of supervisors of the counties in which 
public libraries are situated, may con- 
tract to lend the books of such libraries to 
residents of such counties or neighboring 
municipalities, or library districts ; upon 
a reasonable compensation to be paid by 
such counties, neighboring municipalities, 
or library districts. 

Sec. 17. The title to all property ac-Titiet,, 
quired for the purposes of such libraries, 
when not inconsistent with the terms of 
its acquisition, or not otherwise desig- 
nated, shall vest in the district in which 
such libraries are, or are to be situated. 
Every library district must be designated 

by the name and style of 

library district, (using the name of the 

district) , of county, (using 

the name of the county in which said 
district is situated) ; and in that name 
the trustees may sue and be sued, and 
may hold and convey property for the use 
and benefit of such district. A number 
must not be used as a part of the desig- 
nation of any library district. 

Sec. is. An election for library trus- Election 
tee must be held in each library district, trustees. 
annually ; at the public library, if there is 
one, and if there is none, at the place to 
be designated by the board of trustees; 
for the election of one library trustee, 
who shall hold office for three years dat- 
ing from the first day of July next suc- 
ceeding his election, or until his successor 
shall be elected, or appointed and quali- 
fied. 

Sec. 19. The number of library trus- Ni,„,i,er 
tees for any library district established trustees. 
under the provisions of this Act, shall be 
three. 

Sec. 20. Not less than ten days before Notices of 
the election required in section eighteen of '^ "'' '°"' 
this Act, the trustees must post notices 
in three public places in the district, one of 
which places shall be the public library ; 
which notices must specify the time and 
place of election, and the hours during 
which the polls will be kept open ; if 
within five days of holding the election the 
trustee have failed to post the notices re- 
quired under this section, then any three 
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Sec. 21. Boards of trustees must ap- 
point one inspector and two judges to 
conduct the said election, if none are so 
appointed, or, if those appointed are not 
present at the opening of the polls, the 
electors present may appoint them, and 
they shall conduct the election. Any 
member of the board of library trustees is 
hereby qualified to administer the oath 
and swear in the election officers. 

Sec. 22. In library districts with a 
population of ten thousand or over, the 
polls must be open at eight o'clock A. m., 
and kept open until seven o'clock p. m. ; 
in districts where the population is less 
than ten thousand the polls must not be 
opened before one o'clock p. m., and must 
be kept open not less than sis hours. 

Sec. 23. Every elector, resident of the 
library district, who is a qualified elector 
of the county, and who is registered in 
the district where the election is held at 
least thirty days before the election, may 
vote thereat. 

Sec. 24. Voting must be by ballot 
(without reference to the general election 
law in regard to nominations, form of bal- 
lot, or manner of voting,) which shall be 
handed by the elector voting to the inspec- 
tor, who shall then, in his presence deposit 
the same in the ballot box, and the judges 
shall enter the elector's name on the poll 
list. 

Sec. 2.5. Any person offering to vote 
may be challenged by any elector of the 
district, and the judges of election must 
thereupon administer to the person chal- 
lenged an oath, in substance as follows : 
"You do swear that you are a citizen of 
the United States, that you are twenty- 
one years of age, that you have resided in 
this State one yeai', in this county ninety 
days, and in this library district thirty 
days preceding this election, and that 
your name is on the great register of this 
county and was on the great register of 
a precinct of this library district at least 
thirty days before this election, and that 
you have not before voted this day." If 
he takes the oath prescribed in this sec- 
tion, his vote must be received, otherwise 
his vote must be rejected. 

Sec. 26. A poll and tally list must be 
kept and must be returned to the board 
of library trustees. 

Sec. 27. The officers of election must 
publicly canvass the votes immediately 



after closing the polls, and make, sign, 
and deliver certificates of election to the 
person elected, which must, with the oath 
of office of the person so elected attached, 
be forwarded to the county clerk and filed 
in his office. 

Sec. 2S. The board of trustees of any B.n„i 
library district may, when in their judg- ^ ^'^*'"" 
ment it is deemed advisable, and must, 
upon a petition of fifty or more tax- 
payers and residents of said library dis- 
trict, call an election and submit to the 
electors of the district, whether the bonds 
of such district shall be issued and sold 
for the purpose of raising money for the 
purchase of suitable lots, of procuring 
plans and specifications and of erecting a 
suitable building, of furnishing and equip- 
ping the same, and of fencing and orna- 
menting the grounds, for the accommoda- 
tion of the public library, or for any or 
all of the said purposes, or for any or all 
of the purposes of this Act ; for liquidat- 
ing any indebtedness incurred for said 
purposes, and for refunding any out- 
standing valid indebtedness, evidenced by 
bonds or warrants of the district. 

Sec. 29. Such election must be called ^yV""^ 

of bond 

by posting notices, signed by the board, in election 
three of the most public places in the dis- 
trict, for not less than twenty days be- 
fore the election ; and if there is a news- 
paper published in the district, or if not, 
a newspaper published in the county, by 
publishing such notice therein not less 
than once a week for three successive 
weeks. 

Sec. 30. Such notice must contain : — 

1. Time and place of holding such elec- 
tion ; 

2. The names of inspectors and judges 
to conduct the same ; 

3. The hours during the day in which 
the polls will be open ; 

4. The amount and denomination of the 
bonds, the rate of interest and the num- 
ber of years, not exceeding forty, the 
whole or any part of said bonds are to 
run. 

Sec. 31. The election shall be con- Election, 
ducted in accordance with the provisions d\°rted°" 
of sections twenty-one. twenty-two, twen- 
ty-three, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty- 
seven, of this Act, in so far as they are 
applicable to the election for bonds. 

Sec. 32. Voting must be by ballot vote i.y 

, , 1 . ballot. 

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law in regard to form of ballot, or manner 
of voting,) except that the words to ap- 
pear on the ballot shall be, "bonds — yes," 
and "bonds — no," and except further, that 
persons voting at such bond election shall 
put a cross (X) upon their ballots, with 
pencil or ink, after the words, "bonds — - 
yes," or "bonds — no," (as the case may 
be) to indicate whether they have voted 
for or against the issuance of the bonds ; 
which said ballot shall be handed by the 
elector voting to the inspector, who shall 
then, in his presence, deposit the same in 
the ballot box, and the judges shall enter 
the elector's name on the poll list. 

ss Sec. 33. On the seventh day after 
said election, at eight o'clock p. m., the 
returns having been made to the board of 
trustees, the board must meet and can- 
vass said returns, and if it appears that 
a majority of the votes cast at said elec- 
tion was in favor of issuing such bonds, 
then the board shall cause an entry of 
such fact to be made upon its minutes 
and shall certify to the board of super- 
visors of the county, all the proceedings 
had in the premises, and thereupon said 

"f board of supervisors shall be and they are 
hereby authorized and directed to issue 
the bonds of said district, to the number 
and amount provided in such proceedings, 
payable out of the building fund of such 
district, naming the same, and that the 
money shall be raised by taxation upon the 
taxable property in said district, for the 
redemption of said bonds and the payment 
of the interest thereon ; provided, that the 

"* total amount of bonds so issued shall not 

ids. 

exceed five per cent of the taxable prop- 
erty of said district, as shown by the last 
equalized assessment book of the county. 

"^ Sec. 34. The board of supervisors by 
an order entered upon its minutes shall 
prescribe the form of said bonds and of 
the interest coupons attached thereto, and 
must fix the time when the whole or any 
part of the principal of said bonds shall 
be payable, which shall not be more than 
forty years from the date thereof. 

j'^j^ Sec. 35. Said bonds must not bear a 
greater amount of interest than six per 
cent, said interest to be payable annually 
or semi-annually ; and said bonds must 
be sold in the manner prescribed by the 
board of supervisors, but for not less than 
par. and the proceeds of the sale thereof 
must be deposited in the county treasury 



to the credit of the building fund of said 
library district, and be drawn out for the 
purposes aforesaid as other library moneys 
are drawn out. 

Sec. 36. The board of supervisors, at Tax levy 
the time of making the levy of taxes for interest 
county purposes, must levy a tax for that demptioi 
year upon the taxable property in such "^ ''°"*^ 
district, at the equalized assessed value 
thereof for that year, for the interest and 
redemption of said bonds, and such tax 
must not be less than suSicient to pay the 
interest of said bonds for that year, and 
such portion of the principal as is to be- 
come due during such year, and in any 
event must be high enough to raise, an- 
nually, for the first half of the term said • 
bonds have to run, a sufl[icient sum to pay 
the interest thereon ; and during the bal- 
ance of the term, high enough to pay such 
annual interest, and to pay, annually, a 
proportion of the principal of said bonds 
equal to a sum produced by taking the 
whole amount of said bonds outstanding 
and dividing it by the number of years 
said bonds then have to run, and all 
moneys so levied, when collected, shall be 
paid into the county treasury to the credit 
of the said library district, and be used for 
the payment of principal and interest on 
said bonds, and for no other purpose. The 
principal and interest on said bonds shall 
be paid by the couutj' treasurer, upon the 
warrant' of the county auditor, out of the 
fund provided therefor ; and it shall be 
the duty of the county auditor to cancel 
and file with the county treasurer the 
Donds and coupons as rapidly as they are 
paid. 

Sec. 37. Whenever any bonds issued U'j^f- 
under the provisions of. this Act shall re- 
main unsold for the period of six months 
after having been offered for sale in the 
manner prescribed by the board of super- 
visors ; the board of trustees of the 
library district for or on account of which 
said bonds were issued ; or of any library 
district composed wholly or partly of ter- 
ritory which, at the time of holding the 
election authorizing the issuance of such 
bonds, was embraced within the district 
for or on account of which such bonds 
were issued, may petition the board of 
supervisors to cause such unsold bonds to 
be withdrawn from market and canceled. 
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rnsoui trustees, the supervisors shall fix a time 
ifncis. ^^^. j-,gj^,.jjjg. ^ije same, whicli shall be not 
more than thirty days thereafter, and shall 
cause a notice, stating the time and place 
of hearing, and the object of the petition 
in general terms, to be published for ten 
days prior to the day of hearing, in some 
newspaper published in said library dis- 
trict, if there is one, and if there is no 
newspaper published in said library dis- 
trict, then in a newspaper published at the 
county seat of the county in which said 
library district or part thereof is situated. 
At the time and place designated in the 
notice for hearing said petition, or at any 
subsequent time to which said hearing may 
be postponed, the supervisors shall hear any 
reasons that may be submitted for or 
against the granting of the petition, and 
if they shall deem it for the best inter- 
ests of the library district named in the 
petition that such unsold bonds be can- 
celed, they shall make and enter an order 
in the minutes of their proceedings that 
said unsold bonds be canceled, and there- 
upon said bonds, and the vote by which 
they were authorized to be issued, shall 
cease to be of any validity whatever. 
District Sec. 38. The district may at any time 
313501™.!. be dissolved upon the vote of two thirds 
of the qualified electors thereof, upon an 
election called by the library trustees of 
such district, upon the question of disso- 
lution. Such election shall be called and 
conducted in the same manner as other 
elections of the district. Upon such dis- 
solution, the property of the district shall 
vest in any incorporated town or city that 
may at such time be in occupation of a 
major portion of the territory of such 
library district and including within its 
town or city limits the property and 
buildings wherein the library is situated ; 
and if there be no such incorporated town 
or city, then the property shall be vested 
in the board of supervisors of the county 
until the formation of such a town or city ; 
provided, however, that if, at the time of 
Tiix levy sucli electiou to dissolve such district, 
indeirted- there be any outstanding bonded indebt- 
"fs^s^ofveti edness of such district, the vote to dis- 
district. solve such district shall dissolve the same 
for all purposes excepting only the levy 



and collection of taxes for the payment of 
such indebtedness ; and from the time 
such district is thus dissolved until such 
bonded indebtedness, with the interest 
thereon, is fully paid, satisfied and dis- 
charged, the legislative authority of such 
incorporated town or city, or the board 
of supervisors, if there be no such incor- 
porated town or city, is hereby consti- 
tuted ex officio the library board of such 
district. And it is hereby made obliga- 
tory upon such board to levy such taxes 
and perform such other acts as may be 
necessary in order to raise money for the 
payment of such indebtedness and the in- 
terest thereon, as herein provided. 

Sec. 39. All acts or parts of Acts con- 
flicting with the provisions of this Act are 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 40. This Act shall take effect im- 
mediately. 



Deposit of Newspaper Files in Libraries. 

An Act to authorize the deposit of certain 
newspaper files kept in recorders' offices, 
in free puhlic libraries. 

[Approved March 19, 1909] 
The people of the State of California, rep- 
resented in Senate and Assembly, do 
enact as follotvs: 

Section 1. The county boards of su- Deposit 
pei'visors of the several counties maypa^eTrin 
authorize the recorders of their several Hbra,^jes. 
counties to deposit with any free public 
library maintained at the county seat such 
newspaper files, or portions thereof, as 
may be in the custody of such recorders 
by virtue of an Act approved April 8, 
1862, and entitled "An Act for the pur- 
chase and preservation of public news- 
papers, printed and published in the sev- 
eral counties of this State," or bj' virtue 
of any other Act. 

Sec. 2. Before making such deposit, Agree- 
the said board of supervisors shall obtain required, 
from the board of trustees or other au- 
thorities in charge of such free public 
library an agreement that they will prop- 
erly preserve and care for such newspaper 
files, and make them accessible to the 
public. 



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COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM. 



An Act to provide county library systems. 

[Approved April 12, 1909.] 

The people of the State of California, rep- 
resented in Senate and Assembly, do 
enact as follows: 

Section 1. The boards of supervisors 
of the several counties shall have power 
to establish and maintain, within their 
counties, county library systems in the 
manner and with the functions prescribed 
in this Act. 

Sec. 2. The board of supervisors of 
any county may submit the question of 
establishing a county library system to a 
vote of the electors of such county in the 
following manner : 
Vote on They shall, not less than fourteen days 
uieut oV before the annual election of school trus- 
iXa^. tees, send notices to the board of trustees 
of each school district in the county, de- 
claring that a vote on the question of 
establishing a county library will be 
taken at the coming election of school 
trustees. The trustees shall post such no- 
tice in three public places within the dis- 
trict. The board of supervisors shall 
thereupon prepare two sets of ballots, one 
reading "for a county library" and the 
other "against a county library," and 
send a sufficient number of them to the 
board of school trustees in each school 
district in the county. These ballots shall 
be kept on nand at the place where 
said election is held, and each elector vot- 
ing at such election may use one of these 
ballots to express his wishes regarding 
the establishing of a county library. Such 
election for the establishment of a county 
library shall be conducted substantially in 
the manner prescribed for the election ot 
school trustees, except that the result 
shall be certified to the county board of 
supervisors, instead of the county super- 
intendent of schools. 
Vote in In cities, where no election for school 
trustees is held on the day when such 
elections ai'e held in other school districts 
of the county, the county board of super- 
visors may order a special election on the 
question of establishing a county library, 
to be held on the same day as in the 
school districts outside of such city, and 
be conducted substantially as elections 
for the issue of county bonds are now con- 
ducted. 



After the certificates of the election 
officers have been received by the county 
board of supervisors, the said board shall 
canvass and declare the result, and there- 
after if a majority of the votes cast are 
for a county library, must pass an ordi- 
nance establishing a county library as 
herein provided. 

Sec. 3. Not less than five days before 
any election regarding the establishing of a 
county library, as provided in section two 
of this Act, the board of trustees, common 
council, or other legislative body of any 
incorporated city or town in the county, 
or the board of trustees of any library 
district, may notify the board of super- 
visors that such city, town, or library dis- 
trict, does not desire to participate in the 
county library system, and thereafter such 
city, town, or library district shall not 
participate in such election, and its inhab- 
itants shall not be entitled to the benefits 
of such county library system when estab- 
lished, and the property within such city. 
town, or library district shall not be taxed 
for county library purposes. But such 
notice may at any time be withdrawn by 
such city, or library district. 

Sec. 4. The county library shall be 
under the general supervision of a com- 
mittee of three selected annually by the 
county board of supervisors from among 
its own members. The said committee 
shall elect a county librarian, who shall 
hold office for the term of four years, sub- 
ject to prior removal for cause, after a 
hearing, by the library committee. The 
cause of such removal, together with all 
proceedings therefor, shall be spread upon 
the minutes of such committee. The said 
county librarian need not be a resident of 
the county nor a citizen of the State of 
California at the time of his election. 
Prior to entering upon the duties of his 
office, such county librarian shall file with 
the county clerk the usual oath of office 
and a bond, conditioned upon the faithful 
performance of his duties, with sufficient 
sureties approved by a judge of the 
Superior Court, in such sum as may be 
determined by the county board. 

Sec. 5. No person shall be eligible for 
the office of county librarian, unless he has 
received, prior to his election, from the 
State Librarian, or from the librarian of 
the University of California, or the Leland 
Stanford Junior University, a certificate to 
the effect that in the opinion of such libra- 
rian he is well qualified for the office. If 



may not 
partici- 
pate. 



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at any time there shall be established by 
law in this State a system of certification 
of qualified librarians, each county libra- 
rian elected thereafter for a first term 
must hold a proper certificate provided by 
such system, in place of the certificate 
above mentioned in this section. The sal- 
f ary of the county librarian shall, in the 
" counties of the first to tenth classes, be 
two thousand four hundred dollars per 
annum ; in the counties of the eleventh to 
twenty-ninth classes, two thousand dollars 
per annum ; in counties of the thirtieth to 
fortieth classes, one thousand five hundred 
dollars per annum ; in counties of the 
forty-first to fifty-fourth classes, one thou- 
sand dollars per annum ; and in counties 
ot the fifty-fifth to fifty-eighth classes, 
seven hundred and fifty dollars per an- 
num. The county librarian shall also be 
allowed his actual and necessary expenses 
incurred in traveling on the business of 
his office. 
"£ Sec. 6. The library committee ap- 
pointed by the county board of super- 
visors, as aforesaid, shall have power to 
make general rules and regulations re- 
garding the policy of the county library, 
and to determine the number and kind of 
employees of such library. But the ap- 
; "f pointment and dismissal of such employees, 
and the management of the business of the 
library, including the determination of 
what books shall be purchased, shall be 
entirely within the power of the county 
librarian. 
.;if Sec. 7. The county librarian shall, 
subject to the general rules adopted by 
the library committee, build up and man- 
age, according to accepted principles of 
library management, a library for the use 
of the people of the county. He shall 
^'"'-cooperate in every expedient manner with 
the librarians of other public libraries 
within the county, including the county 
law library, and render such assistance to 
all as will tend to increase their efficiency, 
and may establish delivery stations and 
branch libraries within the county. For 
this purpose, he may employ such assist- 
ants as may be authorized by the library 
committee ; provided, that where such 
services are rendered to a library belong- 
ing to any municipal corporation not 
taxed for the county library system, such 
services shall be paid for at a fair rate 
of compensation by such librarj', payable 



into the county library fund established 
by this Act. 

Sec. S. The county library systems of county 
the State shall be under the general super- under^ 
vision of the State Librarian, who shall fupclvi- 
from time to time, either personally or by sJX"' 
one of his assistants, visit the libraries in libiaiian. 
each county and inquire into their condi- 
tion. The actual expenses of such visits 
shall be defrayed out of the state library 
fund. The State Librarian may annually < omen- 
call a convention of county librarians, tocmmtyu- 
assemble at such time and place as he '"'"■"""*• 
shall deem most convenient, for the dis- 
cussion of questions pertaining to the 
supervision and administration of the pub- 
lic libraries, the laws relating thereto, and 
such other subjects affecting the welfare 
and interest of the county libraries as 
shall properly be brought before it. It is 
hereby made the duty of all the county 
librarians to attend and take part in the 
proceedings of such convention when it is 
called. The actual expenses of the county Ex- 
librarians attending the convention shall 
be paid out of the county library fund. 

Sec. 9. The county librarian shall on Anjuiai 

i-oport. 

or before the 15th day of July in each 
year, report to the county board of super- 
visors on the condition of his library sys- 
tem for the year ending June 30th pre- 
ceding. Such reports shall, in addition to 
other matters deemed expedient by the 
county librarian, contain such statistical 
and other information regarding the 
county library system as may be deemed 
desirable by the State Librarian. For this 
purpose the State Librarian may send to 
the several county libraries instructions 
or question blanks, so as to obtain the 
material for a comparative study of 
library conditions in the State. At the t''>py to 

state 

time of making his annual report, the liiuiuiaii. 
county librarian shall send a copy thereof 
to the State Librarian. 

Sec. 10. The countv libraries estab- county 

liliraiies 

lished under this Act shall be free to the tree, 
use of the public ; provided, that only resi- 
dents of the county outside of cities, 
towns, and library districts not taxed for 
county library purposes shall have the 
privilege of drawing books therefrom for 
use outside of the rooms of the library. 
Persons violating any of the reasonable 
rules established by the library author- 
ities may be excluded from the use of the 
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Tax levy gEC. 11. The county board of super- 
liiiiury. visors, after a county library lias been 
established, shall annually levy in addi- 
tion to all other taxes levied by them, a 
tax not to exceed one mill on the dollar of 
assessed valuation for the purpose of pur- 
chasing property for, and maintaining 
the county library. County bonds may 
be issued, in the manner prescribed in 
section 4088 of the Political Code, for 
the erection and eqliipment of library 
buildings and the purchase of land there- 
for. The county board of supervisors is 
authorized to receive, on behalf of the 
county, any gift, bequest or devise for the 
county library. The title to all the pTOp- 
erty belonging to the county library shall 
be vested in the county. All funds of the 
county library system, whether derived 
from taxation or otherwise, shall be in 
the custody of the county treasurer. 
County They shall constitute a separate fund, 
fnnd."^ called the county library fund, and shall 
not be used for any purposes except those 
of the county library system. No money 
Payments shall be paid out of the said county li- 
fumi. brary fund, except on an order signed by 
the chairman of the library committee, 
and countersigned by the county librarian 
or his assistant. The said chairman shall 
sign no order upon the library fund, until 
a proper voucher for the claim upon 
which such order is based is filed and until 
such claim has been duly audited and 
allowed bj^' the library committee. The 
fact that such claim has been audited 
and allowed shall be endorsed upon the 
voucher and attested by the signatures of 
at least two members of the committee. 
c.ntiait Sec. 12. Instead of establishing a sep- 

witl] 

public arate county library, the county board of 
c'anT on supervisors may enter into a contract ac- 
""'''■ cording to the provisions of this section 
with any city or incorporated town main- 
taining a free public library ; and the 
board of library trustees, or other author- 
ities in charge of such free public library 
of any such city or town, is hereby 
authorized to make such a contract. The 
said contract may provide that the public 
library of such city or town shall assume 
the functions of a county library within the 
county with which such contract is made, 
as provided in this Act. The county 
board of supervisors may agree to pay an- 
nually into the library fund of such city 
such sum as may be agreed upon. Either 
party to such contract may terminate the 



same by giving six months' notice of in- 
tention to do so. 

Sec. 13. After a county library sys- system 
tem has been established, it shall not be JJlsc,,!;^ 
discontinued except by the two thirds vote *'""'^'<'- 
of the electors of the county voting at a 
special election called for the sole pur- 
pose of determining whether such library 
shall be discontinued. Such election shall 
be carried on substantially in the manner 
now prescribed for the election on the issu- 
ing of county bonds. 

TEACHERS' LIBRARIES. 



POLITICAL CODE. 

§ 1565. Except for a temporary cer- 
tificate, every applicant for a teacher's 
certificate, or for the renewal of a cer- 
tificate, upon presenting his application, 
shall pay to the county superintendent a 
fee of two dollars. All money so received 
by the county superintendent shall imme- 
diately be deposited by him in the county 
treasury. The county treasurer shall 
credit one half of all moneys so received 
to a separate fund to be known as the 
teachers' institute fund and the other 
half to a fund to be known as the teach- 
ers' library fund. The teachers' institute 
fund may be expended in payment of the 
.services of such instructors in the county 
teachers' institute as are not teachers in 
the public schools of the county in which 
such institute is held. For this purpose 
warrants may be drawn by the auditor 
upon the request of the county superintend- 
ent. The teachers' library fund may be 
expended, in a similar manner for the 
establishment of a teachers' library and 
for the transportation of library books, 
and other reading matter of the teachers' 
library, to and from the various schools 
of the county. The county superintend- May 
ent may act as librarian thereof, but pa't'"! 
whenever in any county there is a county i7i'"a*y 
library, the county superintendent may ^J'**™'- 
require the county treasurer to credit all 
moneys paj-able to the teachers' library 
fund to the county library fund, and may 
transfer to the county library all books 
and other property belonging to the teach- 
ers' library, and thereupon the county 
library shall administer the teachers' li- 
brary as part of itself ; but all funds re- 
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pended exclusively for the purchase and 
maintenance of books of professional inter- 
est to teachers. [Amendment approved 
February 20, 1909.] 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES. 



POLITICAL CODE. 

iiUo..i § 1712. First. The board of school 

xpcnti trustees, and the city board of education 
' '^'j' in any city, must expend the library fund, 
together with such moneys as may be 
added thereto by donation, in the pur- 
chase of school apparatus and books for 
a school library, including books for 
supplementary work ; and no warrant 
shall be drawn by the superintendent of 
schools upon the order of any board of 
trustees against the library fund of any 
district unless such order is accompanied 
by an itemized bill, showing the books 
and apparatus, and the price of each, in 
payment of which the order is drawn, and 
unless such books and apparatus have 
been adopted by the county, or city, or 
city and county board of education. All 
orders of the trustees and of boards of 
education for books or apparatus must in 
evei-j' case be submitted to the superintend- 
ent of schools of the county, or city, or 
city and county, respectively, for his ap- 
proval, before said books or apparatus 
shall be purchased. 
Eacii Second. The trustees of each district 

stamped* shall cause each book now in their district 
school library, or that may hereafter be 
placed in said library, to be stamped on 
the flyleaf, on the title page, and on each 
one hundredth page of the book, with the 
words, "Department of Public Instruction, 

State of California County, 

District Library," and the 

county superintendent is hereby author- 
ized and instructed to procure such 
stamp for each district in his county, and 
to pay for the same out of the county 
school fund of such district. [Amend- 
ment approved March 23, 1893 ; Stats. 
1893, 2.56.] 
Lii.raiy § 1713. Except in cities not divided 
into school districts the library fund shall 
consist of not less than five nor more than 
ten per cent of the county school fund 
annually apportioned to the district ; p7-o- 
vidcd, that should ten per cent exceed 
fifty dollars, fifty dollars only shall be ap- 

2 NN 



portioned to the district ; except that in 
districts having five or more teachers, 
there shall be apportioned a sum not less 
than ten dollars nor more than fifteen 
dollars for each teacher employed ; and 
provided further, that the school trustees 
of each district in the county shall, in the 
month of July in each year, notify the 
superintendent of the county as to what 
amount they desire to be apportioned for 
their respective districts for the year. 

§1714. In cities not divided into school Library 
districts the library fund shall consist of citLs'" 
a sum not to exceed fifty dollars for 
every one thousand children, or fraction 
thereof of five hundred or more, between 
the ages of five and seventeen years, an- 
nually taken from the city or county 
school fund apportioned to the city. The 
superintendent shall apportion the library 
fund in cities not divided into districts 
among the several schools in proportion to 
the average number of children belonging 
to each school. [Amendment approved 
March 23, 1893.] 

§1715. Libraries may be maintained school 
under the control of the district board of open"^ 
trustees or city board of education, and deVtr' 
in such case shall be open to the use of 
the teachers, pupils and all residents of 
the district. Wherever practicable, the 
library shall be kept open during vaca- 
tion and non-school days. Whenever the May 
county in which a district is situated shall bramii of 
maintain a county library, the board of system. 
school trustees or city board of education 
may agree with the proper authorities of 
such county to make the school library a 
branch of such county library. In such 
event, such board of school trustees or 
city board of education shall turn over 
the books and other property of the dis- 
trict library to the county library, and 
shall annually transfer to such county li- 
brary its library fund, as soon as it is 
available, to be kept and expended as 
other funds of such county library. The 
said county library shall thereupon make 
such district library a branch library, 
managed and maintained according to the 
rules and regulations established by the 
authorities of the county library. [Amend- 
ment approved March 10, 1909.] 

§1716. The board of school trustees sciiooi 
of a district maintaining its own library 
shall have power to appoint a teacher or 
other proper person librarian of the district 
library. It shall be the duty of such 



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Trusteei 
account 
able for 
care of 
school 
library. 



librarian to manage such library as effi- 
ciently as possible, and whenever expedi- 
ent request the advice and assistance of 
some person experienced in the art of 
managing libraries. Whenever a district 
library shall have become a branch library 
as provided in section 1715 of this code, 
the provisions of subdivision 2 of section 
1712, and of section 1717 of this code, 
shall not apply to them ; but in all such 
cases the county, or city, or county and 
city, superintendent of schools may dravi^ 
nt a warrant for the whole amount of the 
nty district library fund, payable to the 
'■ proper authorities of the county library, 
upon the filing with him of a copy of the 
resolution of the board of trustees of the 
district, or city board of education, em- 
bodying the agreement made with such 
county library, which copy shall be duly 
certified as correct by the clerk of the dis- 
trict, or other proper oflicer. [Amend- 
ment approved March 10, 1909.] 
es § 1717. The trustees shall be held ac- 
countable for the proper care and pres- 
ervation of the library, and shall have 
power to assess and collect all fines, pen- 
alties, and fees of membership, and to 
make all needful rules and regulations not 
provided for by the state board of educa- 
tion, and not inconsistent therewith ; and 
they shall report annually to the county 
superintendent all library statistics which 
may be required by the blanks furnished 
for the purpose by the superintendent of 
public instruction. [New section approved 
March 28, 1874.] 

COUNTY LAW LIBRARY. 



§ 4190. 

4191. 

4192. 

4193. 
4194. 

4195. 
4196. 

4197. 
4198. 
4199. 

4200. 
4201. 



POLITICAL CODE. 

How established and governed; 
fund for, created. 

For what purposes fund for may 
be used. 

Trustees of, managers of board 
of. 

Trustees of, how constituted. 

Trustees to serve without com- 
pensation. 

Trustees, duties and powers of. 

Duties of auditor and treasurer 
on demand of trustees. 

Trustees of, annual report of. 

Supervisors to furnish room for. 

Trustees, meeting and officers 
of. 

Who entitled to privileges of. 

Secretary of state to furnish 
publications to. 



4202. Librarian of supreme court li- 

brary to furnish duplicates 
of books to. 

4203. Repeal of certain laws. Lim- 

itations on effect of this ar- 
ticle. 

4204. May be discontinued, how. 

§4190. On the commencement in, or Law 
removal to, the superior court of any hmv''' 
county in this State of any civil action, Hs*he^d. 
proceeding, or appeal, on filing the first 
papers therein, the party instituting 
such proceeding, or filing the said first 
papers, and thereafter any defendant or 
respondent or adverse party, or inter- 
vening party, on his first appearance 
therein (or any number of such defend- 
ants or respondents or adverse parties 
appearing jointly therein), shall pay to 
the clerk of said court (in addition to 
fees fixed by law), the sum of one dol- Fees for. 
lar as costs, for a fund which shall be 
designated as the "Law Library Fund," 
to be expended in the purchase of law 
books and periodicals, and in the estab- 
lishment and maintenance of a law 
library at the county seat of said county, 
which law library shall be governed and control. 
controlled, and said fund be expended 
by the board of trustees hereinafter pro- 
vided. 

§4191. All moneys collected as pro-Disposi- 
vided in the preceding section shall bcjund?^ 
paid by said clerk into the hands of the 
treasurer of his county, who shall keep 
the same separate and apart in the "Law 
Library Fund," and shall be drawn there- 
from as in this article provided, but only 
to be used and applied to the purposes 
herein authorized. 

§4192. Any law library established C'^^y"" 
under the provisions of this Act shall be 
governed and managed by the "Board of 
Law Library Trustees" in this article pro- 
vided. 

§4193. There shall be in every county Trustees 
of this State a board of law library trus- consti-^ 
tees, consisting of five members, to be con-*"*'^''' 
stituted as follows : In every county where 
there are only three superior court judges, 
the said judges shall be ex-oflicio such 
library trustees ; the chairman of the 
board of supervisors shall be ex-ofiicio 
such a trustee ; and the board of super- 
visors shall appoint a member of the bar 
of the county to act as such trustee ; such 
appointment shall be made at the first 
meeting of the board of supervisors after 
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139 



county, and the appointee shall serve until 
the first meeting of the board of super- 
visors in the succeeding January ; and the 
said board shall, at any such meeting in 
each succeeding January, appoint such a 
trustee to serve for the term of one year. 
In every county where there are more 
than three judges of the superior court, 
the judges of such county shall elect three 
of their number to serve as such trustees, 
and otherwise said board shall be as pro- 
vided in this section. In all counties 
where there are less than three judges of 
the superior court, the board shall be con- 
stituted as provided in this section, save 
that the board of supervisors shall ap- 
point sufiicient members of the bar to 
make up the requisite number of trustees. 
:.£. §4194. The office of trustee shall be 
honorary, and without salary or other 
compensation. 

§ 4195. Such board of trustees, by a 
i of majority vote of all their members, to be 
'^' recorded in the minutes, with the ayes and 
noes at length, shall have power : 

First — To make and enforce all rules, 
regulations, and by-laws necessary for the 
administration, government, and protec- 
tion of such librarj', and all property be- 
longing thereto, or that may be loaned, 
devised, bequeathed, or donated to the 
same. 

Scco7id — To remove any trustee, except 
an ex-ofiicio trustee, who may neglect to 
attend the meetings of the board of trus- 
tees, or who may absent himself from such 
meetings, and fill all vacancies that may 
from any cause occur in the board. 

Third — To define the powers and pre- 
scribe the duties of any and all ofiicers, 
determine the number, and elect all neces- 
sary subordinate officers and assistants, 
and at their pleasure remove any officer or 
assistant. 

Fourth — To purchase books, journals, 
publications, and other personal property. 

Fifth — To order the drawing and pay- 
ment, upon properly authenticated vouch- 
ers, duly certified by the president and 
secretary, of money from out of the law 
library fund, for any liability or expendi- 
ture herein authorized, and generally do 
all that may be necessaiy to carry into 
effect the provisions of this article. 

Sixth — To fix the salaries of the libra- 
rian, secretary, and other subordinate offi- 
cers and assistants. 

Scrcnth — To contract with any existing 
law library association to make use of its 



library for the purposes of a public law 
library, under proper rules and regula- 
tions to be prescribed by the board of trus- 
tees, either by lease or such other contract 
as may best carry the purposes of this 
article into effect. 

§ 4196. The orders and demands of the Duties ot 

auditor 

trustees of any such public law library, andtieas- 
when duly made and authenticated as ""^'^' 
above provided, shall be verified and 
audited by the auditing officer, and paid 
by the treasurer of such county out of the 
liorai-y fund properly belonging thereto, 
of which full entry and record shall be 
cept as in other cases. 

8 4197. The said board of trustees, on Annual 
or before the first Monday in December of trustees, 
each year, shall make an annual report to 
the board of supervisors of their county, 
giving the condition of their trust, with 
full statements of all their property and 
money received, whence derived, how used 
and expended, the number of books, peri- 
odicals, and other publications on hand ; 
the number added by purchase, gift, or 
otherwise during the year ; the number 
lost or missing, and such other informa- 
tion as might be of interest. A financial 
report, showing all receipts and disburse- 
ments of money, shall also at the same 
time be made by the secretary of the 
board of trustees, duly verified by his 
oath. 

§4198. The board of supervisors ofLibiaiy 
any such county shall provide a library- 
room for the use of such library, whenever 
such room may be demanded bj' such 
board of trustees. 

§ 4199. The said board of trustees shall Meetings. 
meet the first Tuesday of each month, and 
at such other times as they may appoint, 
at a place to be appointed for that pur- 
pose ; and a majority of all their number 
shall constitute a quorum for business. 
They shall appoint one of their number officers, 
as president of their board. They shall 
elect a secretaiy, who shall keep a full 
statement and account of all property, 
money, receipts and expenditures, and a 
record and full minutes, in writing, of all 
their proceedings. They may appoint a 
librarian. The secretary maj' certify to 
such proceedings, or any part or portion 
thereof, under his hand, verified by an 
official seal, adopted and provided by the 
trustees for that purpose. 

§ 4200. Said libraries shall be free to who 
the judiciary, county officials, and mem- to privi- 
bers of the bar of said county, and to all """ ° ' 



140 



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Secretary 
of state to 
furnisli 
publica- 
tions. 



Supreme 

court 

library, 

duplicate 

books. 



May be 
discon- 
tinued, 
liow. 



inhabitants of said county ; but the board 
of trustees may provide that no books 
shall be removed from said libraries, ex- 
cept by the judiciary, county officials, and 
members of the bar, without the payment 
of such dues as the board of trustees may 
ordain, and under such rules or regula- 
tions as may be by them provided. 

§ 4201. The Secretary of State is hereby 
authorized and directed to transmit to 
the county clerk of each county of the 
State, for the use of said library, a copy 
of each and every publication vsrhich may 
hereafter be made by this State, and 
especially a copy of each report of the 
decisions of the supreme court, district 
courts of appeal, and of the statutes of 
this State ; and also a copy of all such 
reports and statutes heretofore published. 

§ 4202. The librarian of the supreme 
court library is hereby authorized and 
directed to distribute among the law libra- 
ries herein provided for such duplicates of 
books as may be in State Library, and not 
needed for its own purposes. 

§ 4203. Wherever a law library, and a 
board of trustees to govern the same, is in 
existence under the provisions of any law, 
in any county, or city and county, in this 
State, this article shall not be considered 
a repeal of any legislation under which 
such library is established and now gov- 
erned, but shall be deemed to confer upon 
such library the benefits of section forty- 
one hundred and ninety ; provided, how- 
ever, that it shall be discretionary with 
the board of supervisors of any county to 
provide by ordinance for the application 
of the provisions of this article to such 
county. 

§ 4204. Whenever the board of super- 
visors in any county in this State which 
shall have adopted the provisions of this 
article and have established a law library, 
desire to discontinue such law library, 
they shall by ordinance declare their in- 
tention so to do, and shall provide in such 
ordinance that the books already in the 
library shall be transferred to and kept in 
the chambers of the judges of the superior 
court of such county ; and all moneys on 
hand in the library fund of such county 
shall be by the same ordinance transferred 
to the school fund of such county, and the 
office of the board of trustees of such law 
library shall be abolished. After such an 
ordinance shall take effect, the county 
clerk of such county shall not collect the 



to la 

are ubrai-v 

. fund. 



fees provided for in section four thousand 
one hundred and ninety. 

§ 4221a. The boards of supervisors of Addition 
the several counties of this State 
hereby authorized at their discretion to set 
apart each month from the fees collected 
by the county clerks in addition to fund 
now provided for by law, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty dollars in any one month, 
to be paid by the county clerk into the 
"law library fund" designated in section 
four thousand one hundred and ninety of 
this code and when so paid into said fund 
the same shall constitute a part thereof 
and to be used for the same purpose as 
said fund is now used. [New section ap- 
proved March 8, 1909.] 

SUPREME COURT LIBRARY. 



§ 2313. 
§ 2314. 
§ 2315. 
§ 2316. 



POLITICAL CODE. 

Who may use. 
Librarian and his duties. 
Who may take books. 
Fund for support of. 



§ 2313. This library is for the use of 
the justices and counselors-at-law of the 
Supreme Court. 

§ 2314. The justices of the Supreme 
Court are hereby authorized to appoint a 
librarian for the Supreme Court library, 
who, under their direction, shall conduct 
its affairs and be responsible for its care. 
He shall receive the salary provided for in 
section seven hundred and thirty-nine of 
this Code. [Amendment approved March 
27, 1897.] 

§ 2315. Books may be taken from this 
library by the justices of the Supreme 
Court. At the request of a counselor of 
the court, the bailiff must take from the 
library to the courtroom books for use in 
the argument of any cause. 

§ 2316. The Supreme Court library fund 
consists of fees collected by the clerk of 
the court, as provided in Section 753 of 
this Code, and is under the control of the 
court. Upon its order the controller must, 
without the approval of any board, draw 
his warrant upon the treasurer for the 
amount specified, and in favor of the per- 
son designated in such order, which war- 
rant must be paid out of such fund. 

§ 753. All fees collected by him [clerk 
of Supreme Court] must be paid into the 
State treasury, eighty per cent thereof tO 
the credit of the general fund, and twenty 
per cent thereof to the credit of the 



Who II 

take 

hooks. 



CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LAWS. 



141 



Supreme Court library fund. [Amend- 
ment approved March 26, 1878.] 

§ 739. The annual salaries of the offi- 
cers of the Supreme Court are as follows : 
* * * the librarian, fifteen hundred 
dollars. 

STATE LIBRARY. 



343. 
2292. 
2293. 
2294. 
2295. 
2296. 
2297. 

2298. 
2299. 
2300. 
2301. 
2302. 
2303. 
2304. 
2305. 



POLITICAL CODE. 
Executive officers. 
Board of trustees. 
Powers and duties of board. 
Term of office of librarian. 
Duties of librarian. 
Who may talce books. 
Boolcs talten by members of 

legislature. 
Books taken by state officers. 
Liability for injury to books. 
Library fund. 
Library hours. 
Salary of librarian. 
Salary of deputies. 
Bond of librarian. 
When this chapter takes effect. 



Title I, Chapter III. Executive Officers. 

§ 343. The number and designation of 
the civil executive officers are as follows : 
* * * * - gyg trustees of the State 
Library ; a State Librarian ; two deputies 
for the State Librarian. 

§ 2292. The State Library is under the 
control of a board of trustees consisting of 
five members, holding their offices for the 
term of four years, and appointed by the 
Governor in the following manner, to wit : 
Three trustees shall be appointed for the 
full term of four years, from and after the 
twenty-eighth day of February, nineteen 
hundred and two ; and two trustees shall 
be appointed for the term of two years 
from and after said date. At the expira- 
tion of the terms of office of the trustees 
appointed as above provided, their suc- 
cessors shall thereafter be appointed for 
the full term of four years. Appointments 
to fill vacancies caused by death, resigna- 
tion, or removal shall be for the unex- 
pired term only. [Amendment February 
25, 1899.] 

§ 2293. The powers and duties of the 
board are as follows : 

1. To make rules and regulations, not 
inconsistent with law, for its government 
and for the government of the library ; 

2. To appoint a librarian, who must 
designate one of his deputies as chief 
deputy ; 



3. Whenever necessary, to authorize the 
librarian to appoint an additional deputy 
and other assistants ; 

4. To sell or exchange duplicate copies 
of books ; 

5. To keep in order and repair the 
books and property in the library ; 

6. To draw from the State treasury at 
any time, all moneys therein belonging to 
the library fund ; 

7. To prescribe rules and regulations 
permitting persons other than those named 
in section twenty-two hundred and ninety- 
six, to have the use of books from the 
library ; 

8. To collect and preserve statistics and 
other information pertaining to libraries, 
which shall be available to other public 
libraries within the State applying for the 
same ; 

9. To make to the Governor, biennially, 
a report of its transactions ; 

10. To establish, in their discretion, de- 
posit stations in various parts of the 
State, under the control of an officer or 
employee of the State Library ; Tprovided, 
that no books shall be kept permanently 
away from the main library, which may 
be required for official use. [Amendment 
approved March 18, 1909.] 

§ 2294. The librarian holds his office i 
for the term of four years, unless sooner 
removed by a unanimous vote of all the 
trustees. 

§ 2295. It is the duty of the librarian : "^ 

1. To be in attendance at the library 
during office hours. 

2. To act as secretary of the board of 
trustees, and keep a record of their pro- 
ceedings. 

3. To purchase books, maps, engravings, 
paintings, and furniture for the library. 

4. To number and stamp all books and 
maps belonging to the library, and to keep 
a catalogue thereof. 

5. To have bound all books and papers 
that require binding. 

6. To keep a register of all books and 
property added to the library, and of the 
cost thereof. 

7. To keep a register of all books taken 
from the library. 

8. To distribute to the State University, 
to the Leland Stanford Jr. University, to 
each incorporated college in the State, to 
each public library therein, and to such 
other literary and scientific institutions 
therein as his judgment may dictate, one 



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Who 
take 
boi.>ks 



Books 
taken bj- 
state 
officers. 



copy each of all official State publications, 
including the laws, journals and appendices 
of the Legislature, and to establish and 
maintain with similar public institutions 
of the general government, the other states, 
and foreign countries, a system of ex- 
change of such State publications for like 
official publications and other valuable 
works. The State Librarian is empow- 
ered to make requisition upon the Secre- 
tary of State for a sufficient number of 
such State publications, to enable him to 
carry out the requirements of this sub- 
division. 
y § 2296. Books may be taken from the 
library by the members of the Legislature 
during the sessions thereof, and by other 
State officers at any time. 
Books § 2297. Books taken by members of the 

members Legislature must be returned at the close 
°ature'.^' of the session ; and before the controller 
draws his warrant in favor of any mem- 
ber of the Legislature for his last week's 
salary, he must be satisfied that such 
member has returned all books taken by 
him and paid for any injuries thereto. 

§ 2298. The controller, when notified 
by the State Librarian that any officer or 
employee of the State for whom he draws 
a warrant for salary has failed to return 
any book taken by him (or for which he 
has given an order) within the time pre- 
scribed by the rules, or the time within 
which it was agreed to be returned, and 
which notice shall give the value thereof, 
must, after first infonning said officer or 
employee of such notice, upon failure by 
him to return the said book, deduct from 
the warrant for the salary of said officer 
or employee, twice the value of such book, 
and place the amount so deducted in the 
state library fund. In case of the neglect 
or refusal on the part of any officer or 
employee of the State to return a book for 
which he has given an order or a receipt 
or has in his possession, the State Libra- 
rian is authorized to purchase for the 
library a duplicate of said book, and to 
notify the controller of such purchase, 
together with the cost of the same. Upon 
the receipt of such notice from the libra- 
rian, the controller must deduct twice the 
cost of said duplicate book from the war- 
rant for the salary of said officer or em- 
ployee, and place the amount so deducted 
in the state library fund. The State 
Librarian is empowered to bring suit in 
his official capacity for the recovery of 



any book or books, or for three times the 
value thereof, together with costs of suit, 
against any person having the same in his 
possession or being responsible therefor. 
In case the librarian has purchased a 
duplicate of any book as provided in this 
chapter, he is authorized to bring suit as 
aforesaid for three times the amount so 
expended for said duplicate, together with 
costs of suit. 

§ 2299. Every person who injures or injury t, 
fails to return any book taken is liable to '^°°''' 
the librarian in three times the value 
thereof. 

§ 2300. Five thousand dollars of the Library 
fees collected by the Secretary of State 
each month and paid by him into the 
state treasury shall constitute the state 
library fund. [Amendment approved Feb- 
ruary 20, 1909.] 

§ 2301. During the session of the legis- Library 

. , hours. 

lature and of the supreme court, the 
library must be kept open every day from 
nine o'clock A. M. until nine o'clock p. M., 
and at other times during such hours as 
the trustees may direct. 

§ 2302. The annual salary of the libra- L'^f- 

" nan s . 

rian is thirty-six hundred dollars. [Amend- salary j 
ment approved March 19, 1909.] 

§ 2303. The annual salary of each Deputy's 

salary. 

deputy is eighteen hundred dollars. 

§ 2304. The librarian must execute an Bond of 
official bond in the sum of three thousand 
dollars. 

§ 2305. This chapter shall be in force 
and effect from and after the first day of 
May, eighteen hundred and seventy-two. 



DISTRIBUTION OF STATE PUBLI- 
CATIONS. 



1. By State Librarian. 

§ 409. All reports and other publica- 
tions of state officers, commissions and de- 
partments, except the laws, resolutions 
and journals of the legislature, shall be 
delivered by the state printer to the state 
librarian, except that twenty-five per cent 
of the whole number of reports or other 
publications shall be delivered to the offi- 
cer, commission or department issuing 
them. The librarian shall immediately 
distribute the same as follows : 

1. To the library of congress, three 
copies. 



CALIFORNIA LIBRARY LAWS. 



143 



2. To the State Library or other library 
or department in each State, authorized to 
receive them, one copy. 

3. To the librarians of the University of 
California and the Leland Stanford Junior 
University, one copy each. 

4. To each member of congress from 
California, to each of the United States 
district judges in this State, to each of the 
judges of the supreme court, the district 
courts of appeal and the superior courts of 
this State, one copy. 

5. To the chief of each administrative 
department of the State government, and 
to each of his deputies, one copy. 

6. To the lieutenant governor, each 
member of the legislature, the secretary of 
the senate and the clerk of the assembly, 
one copy each. 

7. To each public library, and each 
library connected with an incorporated 
college or other educational, scientific, lit- 
erary or art institution in this State, 
which may apply to be put on the mailing 
list for all or a portion of the State pub- 
lications, one copy. 

All copies left on hand after distribution 
as above shall be sent to any person ap- 
plying therefor, except those publications 
required by law to be sold which shall be 
sold as heretofore. Provided, that no per- 
son shall be entitled to more than one copy 
of each publication. [Amendment ap- 
proved March 20, 1909.] 

2. By Secretary of State. 

§ 410. The laws, resolutions and jour- 
nals of the legislature shall be delivered by 
the state printer to the secretary of state, 
who shall immediately distribute them as 
follows : 

1. To the library of congress, three 
copies. 

2. To the State Library or other library 
or department in each State, authorized to 
receive them, two copies. 

3. To the librarians of the University of 
California and the Leland Stanford Junior 
University, two copies each. 

4. To each United States senator and 
each member of congress from California, 



to each of the United States district 
judges in this State, to each of the judges 
of the supreme court, the district courts of 
appeal, and the superior courts of this 
State, one copy. 

5. To the chief of each administrative 
department of the State government, and 
to each of his deputies, one copy. 

6. To the lieutenant governor, each 
member of the legislature, the secretary of 
the senate and the clerk of the assembly, 
one copy each. 

7. To each public library, and each 
library connected with an incorporated col- 
lege or other educational, scientific, lit- 
erary or art institution in this State, 
which may apply to be put on the mailing 
list for all or a portion of the State pub- 
lications, one copy. 

8. To the State Library, fifty copies, or 
so many more as the state librarian may 
require for exchange purposes. 

9. Of the laws alone, to the county clerk 
of each county, in the cheapest and most 
expeditious manner, to be by the sheriff 
distributed under the direction of the 
clerks, one copy for the board of supervis- 
ors, one copy to each county officer and 
each justice of the peace and police judge ; 
and of the journals, three copies of each 
house, to each county clerk for the use of 
the county. 

The secretary of state must also dis- 
tribute of the bound volumes of the deci- 
sions of the supreme court, and of the dis- 
trict courts of appeal, as soon as he re- 
ceives them : 

1. To each State, two copies. 

2. To the library of congress, the su- 
preme court library and the district courts 
of appeal libraries, two copies each. 

3. To each department of this State, 
and to each of the United States district 
judges of this State, supreme, district 
courts of appeal and superior judges of 
this State, one copy. 

4. To each district attorney and county 
clerk, one copy. 

5. To the reporter of the decisions, ten 
copies. 

6. To the State Library, ten copies. 
[Amendment approved March 20, 1909.] 



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CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX 

No* 3 



FIRST QUARTER, 1909. 



Compiled by the California State Library. 



The dates given indicate time of occur- 
rence. S 19 refers to publication in after- 
noon papers of same date and in the 
morning papers of the day following. 
When occurrence and publication are not 
identical as to date, both dates are given, 
the latter date in [ ]. Months are 
abbreviated as follows : 



January 


Ja 


July 


Jl 


February 


F 


August 


Ag 


March 


Mr 


September 


S 


April 


Ap 


October 


o 


May 


My 


November 


N 


June 


Je 


December 


D 


Accidents 










EXPLOSIONS 




Salinas, Canon coal 


mine, Ja 20 





FERRYBOATS. 

Ferryboat Oakland damaged by dislo- 
cated pile, Ja 17 

RAILROADS 

Southern Pacific near Cannon, Mr 10 
Southern Pacific near Watsonville, F 14 

STEAMSHIPS 

Steam schooner R. D. Inman wrecked 

near Point Reyes, Mr 21 
Steam schooner Sibyl Marston wrecked 

off Santa Barbara coast, Ja 12 [13] 
Union Lumber Co. steamer Brunswick 

and army transport Thomas collide, 

Ja 3 

STREET RAILWAYS 

San Francisco, Mission and Virginia 
streets, Mr 5 

Aerial navigation 

Successful trip made over the Contra 
Costa hills, F 28 

Agnews State Hospital 

Charges of poor construction work on 

buildings made, Ja 11 
disproved by State Engineer 

Bllery, F 1 

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition 

Representatives of visit California, F 22 



American National Live Stock Association 
Meets in Los Angeles, Ja 26 

Anarchists 

Meeting in San Francisco dispersed by 
the police, Ja 15 

Angel's Camp 

Has cloudburst, Ja 21 

Army 

Anderson, Col. G. L., succeeded by 
Lieut. Col. C. G. Woodward, Ja 7 

Kinzie, Lieut. Hunter, to be court mar- 
tialed, Ja 21 

Smith, Brigadier Gen. F. A., leaves to 
take command of the department of 
Hawaii, Ja 13 

Weston, Major Gen. J. F., takes com- 
mand of tlie department of California, 
Ja 14 

Woodward, Lieut. Col. C. G., succeeds 
Col. G. L. Anderson as Inspector 
General, Ja 7 

Atkinson, Dr Albert J. 

Defends sulphuring of fruits, Ja 20 
Baker, B. N. 

Visits San Francisco to investigate tlie 
project of establishing a steamsliip 
line from that city to La Boca, F 26 

Baldwin, E. J. "Lucky" 

Dies, Santa Anita, Mr 1 

Bantel, C. A. 

Sued by San Francisco to recover 
$66,500 missing city funds, Ja 7 

Bates, H. S. 

Says that the independent steamsliip 
line to Panama is assured, F 8 

Makes report upon the independent 
steamship line to Panama, F 11 

B.Kplains aims of the independent 
steamship line, F 18 

Beef 

Price of advances 10 per cent, Ja 26 

Brooks, John Graham 

Begins course of lectures at University 
of California, Ja 13 



CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX. 



145 



Bryce, James 

Gives Charter Day address at Univer- 
sity of California, Mr 23 

Lectures on "Ethics and religion in 
modern life" at University of Cali- 
fornia, Mr 25 

Building Trades Council of California 

Meets at Santa Rosa, Ja 11 

Burbank, Luther 

Thornless cactus tests are successful, 
Ja 2 

Cactus, thornless 

Tests made by Luther Burbank prove 
successful, Ja 2 

California Promotion Committee 

New York bureau to be in charge of 
Harry Welch, F 9 

California Traffic Association 

Dissolved, F 26 

Castillo, Dr Benjamin E. del 

Visits California in the interest of the 
Argentine Republic w^orld's fair, Ja 25 

Chinese Benevolent Association 

Appeals to President Roosevelt against 
alleged discrimination, F 10 

Chinese immigration 

22 Chinamen arrested at San Luis 
Obispo for evading the exclusion laws, 
F 21 

Cloverdale 

Citrus fair opens, F 17 

Cosgrove, S. G., Governor of Washington 

Returns home, Ja 22 
Dies, Paso Robles, Mr 2 8 

Danaher-Campbell Mill and Lumber Co. 

Makes many charges against the South- 
ern Pacific Railroad Company, Mr 9 

Daughters of the American Revolution 

Meet in San Francisco, F 26 

Deaths 

Baldwin, E. J., Santa Anita, Mr 1 
Cosgrove, S. C, governor of Washing- 
ton, Paso Robles, Mr 28 
Lloyd, Reuben H., San Francisco, Mr 10 
Neff, Jacob H., San Francisco, Mr 26 
Weare, P. B., Los Angeles, F 25 

Devlin, U. S. District Attorney R. T. 

Refuses to prosecute C. P. Snell for per- 
jury in the land fraud cases, F 11 

Dinan, J. F. 

Charges against made by Francis J. 
Heney, Mr 3 

Duncan, H. B. 

Special agent of the federal government 
discusses the Standard Oil fine, Ja 16 



Edmunds, Ex-U. S. Senator George F. 

Talks of the anti-alien bills, F 9 

Education 

Gates, secretary of the State Board of 
Charities, speaks upon compulsory 
education laws, Ja 17 

Ellery, State Engineer N. 

Disproves charges of poor construction 
on the buildings at Agnews State Hos- 
pital, F 1 

Suggests widening of the Sacramento 
River to prevent floods, Mr 26 

Englebright, Congressman W. F. 

Censured by businessmen of Red Bluff 
for stand on irrigation projects, Ja 23 

English, Fred B. 

Charged with 
funds, P 27 



embezzling 



government 



Exclusion League, Asiatic 

Shows that the number of Japanese in 
California is increasing, Ja 31 

Fick, Henry A. 

Talks on tenement houses, Ja 23 

Fire Underwriters' Association of the 
Pacific 

Meets in San Francisco, Ja 5 

Fires 

Oakland, $100,000, Broadway, 9th and 
10th streets, Ja 1 

San Francisco, 18th and Folsom streets, 
Mr 30 

San Quentin, state prison jute ware- 
house burned, Mr 3 

Fisheries 

Report of D. S. Jordan published, F 18 

Flax 

1300 acres to be planted in Sacramento 
valley, Ja 24 

Fluegel, Dr Ewald 

Criticises Dr Merrill's discussion of Dr 
Hempl's discovery of the key to the 
Etruscan language, F 5 

Folsom state prison 

Two convicts escape, Mr 29 

Foster, Dr N. K., Secretary State Board 
of Health 

Ridicules tuberculosis cures of the Jef- 
ferson Medical College, Ja 15 

Free IVIarket 

In San Francisco to be abolished, F 11 

Fruit 

Rates upon, reduction in refused by the 
Transcontinental Freight Bureau, 
F 10 

Sulphuring defended by Dr A. J. Atkin- 
son, Ja 20 



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Garibaldi, Giuseppe 

Launches project to colonize lands in 
California by poor Italian immi- 
grants, Mr 23 " 

Gates, John W. 

Arrives in San Francisco, Ja 26 

Gifts 

Occidental College, $500,000 condition- 
ally, Ja 4 

University of California, $20,000 from 
Jackson A. Graves on property for 
Los Angeles Medical Department, 
Mr 9 

See also Libraries 

Gillett, Governor J. N. 

Sends biennial message to the legisla- 
ture, Ja 5 

special message to the legisla- 
ture upon the Japanese bills, Ja 26 

urging reconsideration of 

the Japanese school segregation bill, 
P 5 

Goldman, Emma. 

Arrested in San Francisco, Ja 14 
Acquitted, Ja 28 

Graft Prosecution, San Francisco 

Agents of, cited for contempt in refus- 
ing to obey the restraining order 
issued to restrain the raids of the 
offices of the United Railroads, Mr 31 

Calhoun, Patrick, makes statement re- 
garding the raid of the offices of the 
United Railroads, Mr 28 

Coffey, Michael W., convicted of bribery, 
F 17 

Harrington, W. D., sentenced for con- 
tempt for comment made to a juror 

■ in the Calhoun trial, Mr 30 

Murphy, P. J., arrested on the charge 
of receiving stolen goods belonging 
to the district attorney's office, Mr 28 

Newburgh, A. S., jury fails to agree 
upon a verdict, Ja 23 

United Railroads' offices raided for 
papers of the district attorney and 
eight arrests made, Mr 27 

Grape-growers 

Send telegram to Congressman Need- 
ham in regard to tariff revision, Ja 15 

Harahan, James T., President of Illinois 
Central Railroad 

Intervievsred, Mr 11 

Hardware Association of California 

Meets in Oakland, Mr 10 

Harriman, Edward H. 

Visits California, Mr 14 

Health, State Board of 

Begins prosecutions for violations of 
the pure food law, P 27 



HempI, Prof. George 

Pluegel, Dr E., .ci'iticises Dr Merrill's 
discussion of Dr Hempl's discovery 
of the key to the Etruscan language, 
P 5 

Heney, Francis J. 

Makes charges against J. P. Dinan, 
Mr 3 

Hop industry 

Representatives to appear before the 
tarilf committee, Ja 29 

Interstate Commerce Commission 

Lane, Franklin K., interviewed in re- 
gard to, Ja 18 

Iron Canyon 

Federal government starts construction 
of dam, P 27 

Italian relief fund 

California is second in the list of states 
in the amount of contributions, Mr 3 

Japanese Consul General at San Francisco 

Office reduced to consul, Mr 15 

Japanese immigration 

Asiatic Exclusion League shows that 
there has been an increase in, Ja 31 

Japanese Foreign Office shows that 
more Japanese depart than arrive, 
F 1 

Japanese in California 

Edmunds, Ex-U. S. Sen. George P., 
talks of anti-alien bills, F 9 

Gov. Gillett sends special message to 
legislature upon Japanese bills, Ja 26 

"Japanese school segregation" bill 
passes the Assembly, P 4 

• Gov. Gillett sends special mes- 
sage urging reconsideration, F 5 

Reconsidered and refused pas- 



sage, F 10 

Legislature passes resolution asking 
Congress to pass bill excluding Japa- 
nese, Mr 23 

Roosevelt telegraphs Gov. Gillett to 
delay Japanese bills in legislature, 
Ja 18 

Jordan, David Starr 

Report on fisheries published, F 18 

Jordan, Thomas F. 

Found guilty of murder, Mr 12 

Kahn, Congressman Julius 

Interviewed in regard to the defeat of 
the Hetch-Hetchy project in congress, 
Mr 5 

Lane, Interstate Commerce Commissioner 
F. K. 

Interviewed in regard to rate advances, 

Ja 22 
Interviewed in regard to the Interstate 

Commerce Commission, Ja 18 



CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX. 



147 



Langdon. W. H. 

To take charge of the San Mateo graft 
prosecution, Ja 22 

Lawlor, U. S. District Attorney Oscar 

Life threatened by Mexican revolution- 
ists, Ja 28 

Legislature, California 
Opens, Ja 4 
Gillett, Gov., sends biennial message to, 

Ja 5 
Perkins, George C, re-elected United 

States senator, Ja 12 
Stanton, P. A., elected Speaker of the 

Assembly, Ja 5 
Adjourns, Mr 24 

BILLS^ RESOLUTIONS^ ETC. 

Alien property holding bill defeated in 

the Assembly, F 3 
Direct primary bill, passes the senate, 

Mr 1 

passes the assembly after being 

amended, Mr 11 

senate refuses to concur in the 



assembly amendments, Mr 16 
amended in free conference. 



passes both houses, Mr 22 
Japanese bills, President Roosevelt 

sends telegram to Governor Gillett 

to delay, Ja 18 
■ Governor Gillett sends special 

message upon, Ja 26 
"Japanese school segregation" bill 

passes the assembly, P 4 

Governor Gillett sends special 

message urging reconsideration, F 5 

reconsidered and refused pas- 
sage, F 10 

Japanese resolution passes asking con- 
gress to pass a bill excluding Japa- 
nese, Mr 23 

"Local option" bill defeated in the sen- 
ate, Mr 15 

Omnibus appropriation bill introduced, 
Mr 5 

"Race track gambling" bill passes 
assembly, Ja 21 

reported back by the senate 

committee with recommendation do 
not pass, Ja 28 

passes senate, F 4 



Railroad regulation, Wright bill pre- 
ferred in the senate, Mr 9 

Special verdict bill passed, F 25 

State highway bill passes the assembly, 
Mr 4 

passes senate, Mr 11 

Woman suffrage constitutional amend- 
ment defeated in the assembly, Ja 28 

See also Library laws 



Libraries* 

Bakersfield, General W. R. Shafter's 
military library presented to Beale 
Memorial Library, F 5 

Berkeley, Mrs G. H. Mathewson of 
Astor Library, New York City, ap- 
pointed reference librarian of Public 
Library, F 1 

Calexico Free Reading Room estab- 
lished, F 1 

California Library Association, meeting 
of First District, Alameda, Ja 15 

— • meeting of Sixth District, San 

Pedro, Mr 3 

Clovis Free Library opens, Ja 1 

Corning Library Association organizes, 
F 16 

Coronado, Chas. S. Robinson appointed 
librarian, Mr 1 

John D. Spreckels' $10,000 

library building formally accepted, 
Mr 15 

El Centro, Carnegie promises $10,000 

for a library building, F 19 
Fairfield Free Library and Reading 

Room established, Mr 10 
Imperial, Carnegie gives $10,000 for 

library building, Ja 28 
Lodi, contract for $9000 Carnegie 

library let, Ja 16 

work begins on Carnegie build- 
ing, F 19 

Long Beach, $30,000 Carnegie library 
building completed, F 9 

Los Angeles County Hospital Library 
established, F 22 

National City, Carnegie gives $10,000 
for library building, F 20 

Oakland, Miss Alice G. Tripp, assistant 
reference librarian, dies, F 16 

Pacific Grove, Library Trustee Paris 
Kilburn dies, Ja 18 

Palo Alto Public Library begins series 
of children's hours, Ja 16 

Petaluma, Miss Jennie Herrman, expert 
cataloger, begins cataloging the li- 
brary, Mr 1 

Pleasanton Free Reading Room estab- 
lished, F 23 

Rialto, Ladies' Improvement Circle de- 
cides to purchase $500 lot for library, 
Mr 25 

Richmond, Carnegie gives $17,500 for 
library building, Ja 21 

ordinance passed establishing 

free public library, F 15 

*The dates given for entries under Li- 
braries are not usually from San Fran- 
cisco newspapers. 



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Libraries — Continued 

San Diego, $2000 worth of paintings 

stolen from gallery of library, F 4 
San Juan, Librarian Miss Susan F. 

Cowles resigns, Ja 8 

Miss Caddie Kemp elected libra- 
rian, Ja 16 

San Leandro library opens in new 

$10,000 Carnegie building, Mr 26 
San Rafael, $25,000 Carnegie building 

dedicated, Ja 9 
Tropico library realizes $35 from "Tag 

Day," F 19 
"Wilmington, ordinance establishing free 

public library passed, F 8 

Library laws 

County lave library fund act introduced, 
Ja 12 

approved by governor, Mr 8 

County library act introduced, Ja 11 

approved by governor, Ap 12 

Deposit of newspaper flies in libraries 

act introduced, F 11 

approved by governor, Mr 19 

Distribution of state publications act 

introduced, Mr 5 

approved by governor, Mr 20 

Library school act introduced in assem- 
bly, Ja 11 

passed, to senate, F 16 

referred to committee on finance, 

F 17 
Municipal library act, amendment in- 
troduced, Ja 11 

approved by governor, Ap 12 

Powers and duties of state library trus- 
tees act introduced, Ja 29 

approved by governor, Mr 15 

School libraries act introduced, Ja 11 

approved by governor, Mr 10 

State librarian salary act introduced, 

F 9 

approved by governor, Mr 19 

State library fund act introduced, Ja 11 

approved by governor, F 20 

Teachers' institute and library funds 

act introduced, Ja 12 

approved by governor, F 20 

Unincorporated towns library act intro- 
duced, F 24 

— • approved by governor, Ap 12 

Life saving station 

Congress asked to install one between 
San Francisco and San Pedro, Mr 5 

Live stock 

Freight rates on advanced, Mr 1 

Lloyd, Reuben H. 

Dies, San Francisco, Mr 10 

Long Beach 

New pier shown to be poorly con- 
structed, Mr 3 



Los Angeles 

Alexander, George, elected mayor, 
Mr 26 

American National Live Stock Associa- 
tion meets, Ja 26 

Chamber of Commerce, W. H. Booth 
elected president, Ja 13 

Charter amendments voted upon, F 2 

Consolidation with San Pedro, cam- 
paign formally opened, Mr 11 

Graft charges to be investigated, Mr 13 

Grand jury reports, F 10 

returns an indictment, Mr 1 9 

Hall of records, bids for sale of re- 
ceived, P 23 

contracts for new one awarded, 

F 23 

Harper, Mayor, petition circulated to 

recall, Ja 21 
Harper, Mayor, resigns, Mr 11 
Merchants and Manufacturers' Associa- 
tion to fight the rule of "Wells, Fargo 

& Co., which prohibits joint shipments 

in bulk, Ja 6 
Police Commissioner Schencic indicted, 

Mr 25 
Recall, Municipal League decides to try 

to recall Mayor Harper, Ja 20 
Recall petition filed, F 9 
Recall, date for election set at Mr 2 6, 

F 16 
Recall election, George Alexander elected 

mayor, Mr 26 
School bonds carried, Ja 6 
"Speed" ordinance passed, Mr 5 
Stephens, "W. D., chosen mayor pro tem, 

Mr 15 
Tuberculosis sufferers, business men ask 

that they be restricted from coming 

to the city, Mr 16 

Los Angeles Medical Dept. of the U. C. 

Gift of $20,000 from Jackson A. Graves 
to pay off mortgage on property 
which is to become the Los Angeles 
Medical Dept. of the "University of 
California, Mr 9 

Loveland, Railroad Commissioner H. D. 

Appears before the senate committee in 
behalf of the State Railroad Commis- 
sion, F 22 

McGovern, Chauncey 

Says the Philippine Islands want free 
trade, P 16 

Marriages 

Record of the last year published, F 1 

Metal Trades Association of California 

Petitions the Transcontinental Traffic 
Bureau for lower rates upon metals, 
Ja 23 

Mills, D. O. 

Arrives in California, Ja 6 



CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX. 



149 



Mount Lowe observatory 

French firm to cast a disk for. F 24 

Murders 

Beekinan. Mrs W. M., and four children 
near Bakersfield, F 26 

Martin, G., and Paul Franco, near Red- 
ding. Mr 30 

Natomas Consolidated Co. 

To reclaim 55,000 acres of land near 
Sacramento, Ja 6 

Navy 

Contract for two submarine torpedo 
boats let to the Union Iron Works, 
Mr S 

Lighthouse flotilla arrives in San Fran- 
cisco, J a 24 

Torpedo destroyer Farragut in dry dock 
at Mare Island, Mr 16 

Neff, Jacob H. 

Dies, San Francisco, Mr 26 

Oakland 

Charter amendments voted upon, Mr 5 

City election held, Mr 8 

Fire, $100,000, Broadway, 9th and 10th 

streets, Ja 1 
Hardware Association of California 

meets, Mr 10 
San Francisco earthquake relief fund, 

shrinkage in charged, Ja 13 

Oakland Light and Power Co. 

Organized to supply the bay cities, 
Ja 23 

Occidental College, Los Angeles 

Gift of $50,000 offered to conditionally, 
Ja 4 

Pacific Mail Steamship Company 

Cuts rates between San Francisco and 
New York, F 23 

Will withdraw trade from the Panama 
line if an independent line of steam- 
ships to Panama is established, says 
R. P. Schwerin, F 15 

Palo Alto 

Board of freeholders elected, Ja 21 
Citizens hold mass meeting to oppose 
the removal of Senator Black to Sac- 
ramento, Mr 2 1 

Pasadena 

Rose carnival, Ja 1 

Offered ?250,000 for its lighting plant 

by the Edison Electric Co., Ja 11 
Refuses offer of the Edison Electric Co. 

to buy lighting plant, Ja 12 
Votes for a bond issue for a municipal 

lighting plant, F 11 

Peninsula Promotion League 

Obtains reduced rates for San Mateo 
and Santa Clara counties, Ja 30 



Perkins, George C. 

Re-elected United States Senator, Ja 12 

Perrin, Dr E. B. 

Granted new trial in the land fraud 
case, Mr 1 

Petaluma 

Ordinance passed providing for Sunday 
closing of saloons, Mr 3 

Pomona College, Claremont 

Day, Dr William H., elected president, 
Ja 26 

Presidential electors 

Cast vote at Sacramento, Ja 11 

Prouty, Interstate Commerce Commis- 
sioner C. A. 

Arrives to hear complaint against the 
railroads, Mr 16 

Pure food law. 

State Board of Health starts prosecu- 
tions for the violations of, F 27 

Railroad Commission, State 

Fines Santa Fe railroad $5000 for re- 
bating, Ja 12 

Commissioner Loveland appears before 
senate committee on behalf of Com- 
mission, F 22 

Railroads 

Bridges torn away by floods on many 

lines, Ja 14 
Charges against certain railroads heard 

before Interstate Commerce Commis- 
sioner Prouty, Mr 17 
Discrimination in favor of the southern 

part of the state is claimed, F 11 
Harriman and Hill reach an agreement, 

Mr 27 
Switching charges. Interstate Commerce 

Commissioner Lane begins hearing in. 

Ja 14 

hearing resumed, Ja 20 

hearing adjourned, Ja 24 

Traffic agreement reported between the 

Western Pacific, Southern Pacific and 
Santa Fe, F 10 

ACCIDENTS 

S. P., near Watsonville, F 14 
S. P., wreck near Cannon, Mr 10 

RATES 

California commercial bodies protest 
sent to Washington, Ja 14 

Business men claim there ai-e discrim- 
inations in commodity classifications. 
F 6 

Reduction in fruit rates refused by the 
Transcontinental Traffic Bureau, F 10 

Live stock rates advanced, Mr 1 

Lane interviewed in regard to ad- 
vances in, Ja 22 



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Railroads — Continued 

Metal Trades Association of California 

petitions the Transcontinental Traffic 

Bureau for lower rates upon metals, 

Ja 23 
Rates within state may be advanced, 

F 18 
Rates reduced for San Mateo and Santa 

Clara counties, Ja 30 

CLEAR LAKE NORTHERN 

To be in operation by June, F 16 

NORTHERN ELECTRIC 

Hindoo and Greek workmen engage in 
a fight, F 4 

NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC 

Directors elected, Ja 6 
To curtail ferry service to Tiburon, 
Mr 1 , 

OCEAN SHORE 

Right of way granted to the water front 
in San Francisco, Ja 18 

s. F.J o. & s. J. 
Key Route system to be expanded, Ja 14 

SANTA FE 

Fined $5000 for rebating, Ja 12 

Wreck near Los Angeles narrowly 
averted, F 7 

s. p. 

Advance rates on live stock, Mr 1 

Annual report made public, F 4 

Bond issue authorized, F 19 

Charges against made by the Danaher- 
Campbell Mill and Lumber Co., Mr 9 

Control transferred, Ja 20 

Electric lines in Alameda Co., contract 
let for, F 26 

Electric lines to be run to Berkeley 
within two years, Ja 12 

Electric system to be extended to Mel- 
rose, Ja 7 

New fast train to run from San Fran- 
cisco to Portland, Mr 14 

Newman Erb elected president, Ja 21 

Preparing to construct a tunnel through 
the Sierra Nevada mountains, F 5 

Rates, special rates for the summer 
travel announced, Mr 29 

Surveying new line through the Sierra 
Nevada mountains, F 27 

To double track from Oakland to 
Sparks, Nevada, Ja 30 

To span the American Riv^r with a 
double track bridge, F 9 

WESTERN PACIFIC 

Stock advances, F 9 

Raisin industry 

Prices drop ten cents a pound, Ja 14 



Reclamation 

Natomas Consolidated Co. to reclaim 
55,000 acres of land near Sacramento, 
Ja 6 

San Joaquin County, plan to reclaim 
60,000 acres, Ja 4 

Red Bluff 

Business men censure Congressman 
Englebright for his stand on irriga- 
tion projects, Ja 23 

Richmond 

New charter carried, F 9 
Postofflce robbed, Ja 1 

Riis, Jacob 

Lectures in San Francisco, Mr 16 

in Sacramento, Mr 25 

Roosevelt, President Theodore 

Sends telegram to Governor Gillett to 
delay the anti- Japanese bills, Ja 18 

Letter to Speaker P. A. Stanton made 
public, F 8 

Appealed to by the Chinese Benevolent 
Association against alleged discrim- 
inations, F 10 

Sacramento River 

State Engineer EUery suggests widen- 
ing Sacramento River to prevent 
floods, Mr 26 

Sacramento Valley Development Associa- 
tion 

Makes report for 1908, F 6 

San Francisco 

Accounts of city to be experted, Ja 9 

Anarchist meeting dispersed by the po- 
lice, Ja 15 

Annexation of San Mateo County 
planned, Ja 5 

Board of Works criticised by the super- 
visors, F 1 

Bond sale, to be made Feb. 8, Ja 16 

Bonds, bids opened, F 8 

Bonds sold to N. W. Halsey Company, 
F 10 

California Electric Ry. incorporated to 
build a cross town line, F 17 

Chinese imperial school opened, F 8 

City hall, remodeling of old city hall 
suggested, Ja 18 

report on submitted by N. J. 

Tharp, F 19 

bond election for new city hall 



to be held, F 23 
■ bond election for new city hall 



to be held in June, Mr 23 
Coursing, supervisors asked to make 

illegal, Ja 9 
Custom house, report of, Ja 1 
Daughters of the American Revolution 

meet, F 26 
Fire, 18th and Folsom streets, Mr 30 



CALIFORNIA CURRENT EVENTS INDEX. 



151 



San Francisco — Continued 

Free market to be abolished, F H 
Garbage system, supervisors authorize 

the purchase of a reduction plant, 

Mr 1 
Gas overcharges to be investigated, 

Mr 9 
Gas complaints heard, Mr 16 
Goldman, Emma, arrested, Ja 14 

acquitted, Ja 2 8 

Hetch Hetchy, Mayor Taylor names 
committee to go to "Washington in the 
interest of, Ja 14 

Mayor Taylor wires Congress- 
man Englebright in regard to, Ja 17 

project discussed by Dr A. H. 

Giannini, Mr 7 
Congressman Kahn discusses de- 
feat of, Mr 5 
Independent league wins fight for two 

members of the election commission- 
ers, Mr 6 
Lake Eleanor, supervisors order plans 

for dam at, F 23 
Mayor Taylor makes many appoint- 
ments, Ja 5 
Meat inspection, draft of new ordinance 

submitted, Mr 5 
Milk ordinance held valid, Ja 22 
Mint, work to be cut down, Mr 18 
Nickelodeons declared unsafe by the 

fire chief, Mr 29 
Ocean Shore Railroad granted right of 

way to the water front, Ja 18 
Police, M. O. Anderson made captain 

of, Ja 1 
Post office, annual report of, Ja 1 
Slot machines, high ordinance upon 

passed, Ja 25 
Spring Valley Water Co. files report 

with the Board of Supervisors, Ja 30 
Steamship line to Europe planned by 

Hamburg-American Co., Ja 1 
Street railway for Stockton street asked 

for by eastern capitalists, Ja 23 
Sues C. A. Bantel to recover $66,500 

missing city funds, Ja 7 
Theatres, complaints made of unsafe 

amusement houses, Ja 12 
Tong war ended by treaty of peace, Ja 7 
Tuberculosis clinic opened, Ja 18 
Unemployed, 400 men gather to protest, 

Ja 31 
United Railways pays $11,000,000 for 

the property of the Stanislaus Power 

Co., Ja 16 
United Railways to pay state $250 per 

month for the use of East street, F 26 

San Jacinto 

Ancient city found near, Mr 16 

San Luis Obispo 

22 Chinamen arrested for evading the 
exclusion laws, F 21 



San IVlateo 

Graft prosecution. Attorney General U. 

S. Webb asked to take chaige of, 

Ja 16 
• W. H. Langdon to take charge 

of, Ja 22 
Supervisors J. H. Coleman and 



D. E. Blackburn acquitted, Mr 27 
Grand jury presents final report, Ja 30 

San IVlateo County 

Annexation to San Francisco planned, 
Ja 5 

San Pedro 

Consolidation with Los Angeles, cam- 
paign formally opened, Mr 11 

San Quentin state prison 

Jute warehouse burns, Mr 3 

Santa Cruz 

High license ordinance approved by the 
people, Mr 2 

Santa Rosa 

Building Trades Council of Califoi-nia 
meets, Ja 11 

Schwerin, R. P. 

Says the Pacific Mail will withdraw 
trade from the Panama line if an 
independent steamship line to Pan- 
ama is established, F 15 

Sempervirens Club 

Meets, Ja 8 

Sherman Island 

Submerged by water, Ja 23 

Slot machines 

High ordinance upon passed in San 
Francisco, Ja 25 

Smith, Brigadier General F. A. 

Leaves to take charge of the depart- 
ment of Hawaii, Ja 13 

Snell, Charles P. 

To be tried for perjury in land fraud 
cases, F 19 

Speer, Robert W., Mayor of Denver 

Visits San Francisco, F 10 

Spokane Chamber of Commerce 

Representatives arrive in San Francisco 
on an excursion through California, 
F 8 

Sports 

Olympic Club Marathon race occurs, 
F 22 

University of California coaches named, 
Ja 23 

University of California freshmen de- 
feat Stanford University freshmen in 
field meet, Mr 27 



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Sports — Continued 

FOOTBALL 

All-California team to meet the Walla- 
bies of Australia, Ja 23 

Wallabies defeat the University of Cali- 
fornia, P 6 

Wallabies defeat Stanford University, 
P 10 

Wallabies defeat the All-California 
team, P 13 

PRIZE FIGHTS 

Attell defeats Reagan, P 22 

Standard Oil Company fine 

Discussed by Special Agent of the Ped- 
eral Government H. B. Duncan, Ja 16 

Stanford University 

Defeated by the Wallabies in football, 
P 10 

Sale of liquor within ll^ miles of pro- 
hibited by a bill which passed the 
legislature, Mr 22 

To have student advisor, Mr 3 

Wins the Carnot debate from the Uni- 
versity of California, P 5 

Stanton, P. A. 

Elected Speaker of the Assembly, Ja 5 

Steamship lines 

Baker, R. N., investigates tlie project 
of establishing a line from San Pran- 
cisco to La Boca, P 26 

Bates, H. S., says that an independent 
line to Panama is assured, P 8 

Bates & Cliesebrough to install a service 
between San Francisco and New 
York, Mr 31 

Hamburg-American Co. plans steamship 
service between Europe and San 
Francisco by way of Panama, Ja 1 

Hill roads to operate two vessels be- 
tween San Francisco and Portland, 
Mr 3 

Independent line to Panama proposed, 
Ja 1 

support solicited, P 9 

report upon made by H. S. 

Bates, P 11 

aims explained by H. S. Bates, 



capitalists are ready to contract 

for six vessels for, P 25 

Steamships 

ACCIDENTS 

Steam schooner R. D. Inman wrecked 

near Point Reyes, Mr 21 
Steam schooner Sibyl Marston wrecked 

off Santa Barbara coast, Ja 12 [13] 
Union Lumber Co. steamer Brunswick 

and army transport Thomas collide, 

Ja 3 



Stockton 

Damage done by floods, Ja 21 

Sunderland, John, President of University 
of Nevada 

Interviewed in regard to charges of 
graft in the management of the Uni- 
versity of Nevada. P 4 

Tariff 

Coffee and tea, movement to raise duty 
on opposed by California importers, 
Mr 3 

Grape growers send telegram to Con- 
gressman Needham in regard to revi- 
sion of, Ja 15 

Hop industry, representatives to appear 
before the tariff committee, Ja 29 

Tax collectors 

Meet in Sacramento, Ja 15 

Tenement houses 

Discussed by H. A. Ficlc, Ja 23 

Tracy, George A. 

Elected vice president of the Interna- 
tional Typographical Union, Mr 25 

Transcontinental Traffic Bureau 

Metal Trades Association of California 
petitions for lower rates on metals, 
Ja 23 

Refuses to grant a reduction upon fruit 
rates, P 10 

Tuberculosis 

Clinic opened in San Francisco, Ja IS 

Cures of the Jefferson Medical College 

ridiculed by Dr N. K. Foster, Ja 15 

Los Angeles business men ask that 

tuberculosis sufferers be restricted 

from coming to the city, Mr 16 

Union Iron Works 

Gets contract for building two sub- 
marine torpedo boats, Mr 8 

University of California 

Defeated by the Wallabies in football, 
P 6 

Gift of $20,000 from Jaclison A. Graves 
of Los Angeles to pay off mortgage 
on property which is to become the 
Los Angeles medical department, Mr 9 

Loses the Carnot debate to Stanford 
University, P 5 

Wins suit for a share of the "Kearney 
estate," Mr 19 

Vital statistics 

Birth and death rate for 1908 published, 
F 9 

Weare, P. B. 

Dies, Los Angeles, P 25 



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Webb, Attorney General U. S. 

Asked to take charge of San Mateo 
graft prosecutions, Ja 16 

Wells, Fargo & Co. 

Express charges, hearing upon held by 

Interstate Commerce Commissioner 

Lane, Ja 19 
Announces reduction in express rates 

between Los Angeles and Nevada 

points, F 15 
Rule prohibiting joint sliipments in bulk 

to be fought by the Merchants and 

Manufacturers' Association of Los 

Angeles, Ja 6 



Welch, Harry 

To have charge of the New York bureau 
of the California Promotion Commit- 
tee, F 9 

Western Power Company 

To double capacity, F 8 

Weston, Major General J. F. 

Takes command of the department of 
California, Ja 14 

Wigmore, Prof. J. H. 

Criticises the "Schmitz decision," Ja 25 

Woman suffrage 

Constitutional amendment providing for 
defeated in the assembly, Ja 28 



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All libraries are listed except public 
school and church libraries and those 
which belong to private individuals. They 
are arranged alphabetically by towns in 
which they are located. Those libraries 
are marked with an asterisk (*) which 
are not free to the public for either loan 
or reference purposes. 

Blanks for January, February and 
March statistics were sent to all of the 
libraries in March. 

There are in California 115 libraries 
supported by city taxation ; 5 libraries 
partly supported by county and so free 
to residents of whole county ; 53 county 
law libraries ; 92 library buildings, of 
which 77 were gifts, and of these gifts 
63 are from Andrew Carnegie. 

Agnew, Santa Clara co. 

State Hospital Library. Miss K. 
Mosher, librarian. Supported by the 
Hospital, and open to patients and em- 
ployees Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 to 
5 P. M. No periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 573. 

Alameda, Alameda co. 

Alameda Free Public Libeakt. Mrs 
Marcella H. Krauth, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1877; as Free Public, 1879. An- 
nual income of library, $8500, received 
from taxation. Seven employees, includ- 
ing janitor. One branch library. Open 
to public every day except Sundays and 
holidavs from 9 a. m. to 9 p. ii. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at .$40,000. 
Rents building for branch for $25 per 
month. 81 magazines received regularly, 
of which 22 are for circulation. 33 news- 
paners received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting last Friday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 35,018. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 631t : by 
purchase 460 ; gift 90 ; binding 81. Vols, 
discarded 91 ; repaired 4082 ; rebound 144 ; 
lost 9. Total registered cardholders 9429 ; 
added 316 ; expired 16 ; surrendered 56. 
Circulation 34,398: fiction 20,847; juve- 
nile 5664 ; miscellaneous 6411 ; bound 



jStatistics were sent in for each month 
separately in most cases, and will be fur- 
nished to any one who wishes them in 
that form upon application to Extension 
Department, California State Library. 



magazines 158 ; current magazines 1318. 
Vols, in branch library 568 ; circulation 
938. Three most popular books : Lewis 
Rand, Peter, The trial of the lonesome 
pine. 

The smoking and reading room in the 
basement of the Public Library building 
was thrown open for the first time Jan. 15, 
when a meeting of the First District of 
the California Library Association was 
held in Alameda. The room was opened 
to the public about two weeks later. The 
attendance in the room in March was 407. 

Mrs S. W. Dennis of 14.35 Grand street, 
Alameda, has presented to the Public Li- 
brary a large-sized bust of Abraham 
Lincoln. The bust is one of four and 
originally belonged to D. B. Redding, a 
prominent Californian of pioneer days. 
Two of the other statues were burned in 
the San Francisco fire, and the other is in 
the Academy of Science in San Fran- 
cisco. — Alameda Argus, Feb. 15. 

George H. Mastick, president of the 
trustees of the Public Library, has pre- 
sented to the West End Branch about 
63 vols, from his private library. — Ala- 
meda Argus, March 5. 

Mrs Krauth, Miss Grace Cardall, Miss 
Eliazbeth Dorn, Miss Lillian Kindred, 
Miss Adele Winks, and Trustees P. W. 
Barton, Mrs I. N. Chapman, N. C. 
Hawks, G. H. Mastick and E. W. Maslin, 
and Mrs Maslin attended the meeting of 
the First District, C L. A., held in Ala- 
meda Januarj' 15. 

From the Public Library those who at- 
tended the Annual Meeting of the Califor- 
nia Library Association, April 15-17, were 
Mrs Krauth, Lillian Kindred and Eliza- 
beth Dorn from the staff and Mrs I. N. 
Chapman and E. W. Maslin, trustees. 

Christian Science Reading Room. 
Lillian H. Blake, Librarian. Supported 
by the First Church of Christ Scientist. 
Open to the public every day from 2 to 4 
p. M. but no books loaned. Located in 
Woodman Hall. 4 periodicals received 
regularly, none of which are for circula- 
tion. 

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Alamitos, Los Angeles co. 

*Almitos Library. Mrs A. E. 
Gresham, Librarian. Establislied 1897. 
Supported by membership fees, dues 50 
cents per year, and open only to members. 
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3 to 
4 :30 P. M. Owns building, valued at 
$2100. 12 magazines received regularly, 
all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 486. Vols, added dur- 
ing Jan., Feb. and March. 28. Circula- 
tion 584 : fiction 280 : current magazines 
304. Three most popular books : Mr 
Crewe's career, The woodcarver of 'Lym- 
pus, The Drospector. 

Alhambra, Los Angeles co. 

Alhambra [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Jeannette Hafford. Librarian. Es- 
tablished September 4. 1906. Annual in- 
come of library, $1400, received from 
taxation. One employee. Open to public 
every day except Sundays from 2 to 5 
p. ix. and Tuesday and Saturday also 
from 7 :30 to 8 :30 P. ii. Located in a 
room in the High School building. A 
library building soon to be erected. 18 
magazines received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1700. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 150, by 
purchase. Total registered cardholders 
about 1076 ; added 86. Circulation 7222 : 
fiction 5323 ; juvenile 11.58 ; miscellaneous 
409 ; current magazines 332. Three most 
popular books : The trail of the lonesome 
pine, Peter, The lady of the fog. 

Alta, Placer co. 

Agassiz Hall Library. Mrs W. W. 
Price. Librarian. Established September 
19. 1900. Supported by the school, but 
open every day free to the public, both 
for lending and reference. Located in the 
school building. 15 periodicals received 
regularly, all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 3115. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 15 : by pur- 
chase 12; gift 3. 

Alturas, Modoc co. 

Alturas [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Anna L. Williams. Librai'ian. Es- 
tablished January 20. 1906 ; as Free 
Public January 6, 1908. Annual income 
of library, about .$550, received from tax- 
ation of city and county, and from 
Woman's Improvement Club. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day from 
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Rents building 
for .$12.50 per month. 30 magazines re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 14 newspapers received reg- 
ularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing fourth Friday in month. 



Total no. of vols. 354. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 5, by gift. 
Vols, repaired 22. Total registered card- 
holders 295 ; added 51. Circulation 762 : 
fiction 555 ; juvenile 164 ; miscellaneous 
40 ; current magazines 303. Three most 
popular books : The Lady of the Decora- 
tion. The deluge. Treasure Island. 

Mrs Ella Sloss has been appointed 
library trustee to fill the vacancy due to 
the resignation of Mrs Jessie Pagnello. 

Modoc County Law Library. Judge 
John E. Raker, Librarian. Established 
April 5. 1905. Annual income about 
$100. received from $1 fee for filing 
papers in civil suits. Open to public 
every day except Sundays from 9 a. m. to 
5 p. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 175. No books added 
during Jan., Feb. and March. 

Anaheim, Orange co. 

Anaheiji [Free] Public Library. 
Thos. S. Armstrong. Librarian. Estab- 
lished August 12, 1902; as Free Public, 
August 12. 1902. Annual income of 
library. $1592.35. received from taxation. 
One emplovee. Open to public everv day 
from 12 : 30 to 5 : 30 and 7 to 9 p. m. 
Owns Carnegie building\ valued at $10,- 
OOO. 29 magazines received regularly, all 
of which are for circulation. 12 news- 
papers received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting first Friday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 1685. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 197 : by 
purchase 6; gift 129; binding 62. Total 
registered cardholders 572 ; added 59. 
Circulation 2350 : fiction 1501 ; juvenile 
371 ; miscellaneous 126 ; bound maga- 
zines 352. Thi'ee most popular books : 
The trail of the lonesome pine. The 
prima donna, The lion and the mouse. 

Mr Armstrong attended the meeting of 
the Sixth District, C. L. A., held at San 
Pedro March 3. 

Antioch, Contra Costa co. 

AxTiocH Free Reading Room. G. M. 
Williams. Librarian. Established Janu- 
ary 6. 1!:K)6. Annual income of library, 
about $240, received mostly from libra- 
rian, subscriptions, fines, etc. Xo paid 
employees. Open to public every week 
day from 3 to 5:30 p. m.. and Tues., 
Thurs. and Saturday also from 7 to 9 
p. M. ; reading rooms from 9 a. m. to 9 
p. m. Rents room for $10 a month. 12 
magazines received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 4 newspapers received 
regularly. 



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Total no. of vols, about 120. (In addi- 
tion to which are about 550 books that 
are loaned to the Reading Room.) Total 
i-egistered cardholders about 302. 

Mr Williams attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Areata, Humboldt co. 

Arcata Free Public Library. Miss 
Louise McConnaha, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1879. Annual income of library, 
$450, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day from 
9 a. m. to 12 M. and from 1 to 6 and 7 
to 9 p. M. Located in town hall. 22 
magazines received regularly. 15 news- 
papers received reeularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting first Tuesday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 1534. Total reg- 
istered cardholders 250. Circulation dur- 
ing Jan., Feb. and March, 2193: fiction 
1826 ; juvenile 269 ; miscellaneous 98. 

A library benefit is to be given April 
30. In addition to other features, there 
is to be a farce, "A family afEair," given 
by Arcata people. — Arcata Union, April 
17. 

Auburn, Placer co. 

Auburn Free Public Library. Miss 
Georgiana R. Willits, Librarian. Estab- 
lished June 3, 1906; as Free Public, 
June 3, 1906. Annual income of library, 
$1750, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day except 
holidays ; week days from 3 to 6 and 7 
to 9 : 30 p. M., Sundays from 3 to 6 P. M. 
Rents building for $12.50 per month. A 
$10,000 Carnegie building nearly com- 
pleted. 22 magazines received regularly, 
all of which are for circulation. 3 county 
newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting last Tuesday 
in month. 

Total no. of vols. 1431. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 80 : by 
purchase 67 ; gift 13. Total registered 
cardholders about 600. Circulation 3218 : 
fiction 2092 ; juvenile 1105 ; miscellaneous 
21. Current magazines issued 554. 
Three most popular books : Anne of 
Green Gables, Mary Ware, The brass 
bowl. 

J. D. Meredith has been appointed a 
library trustee to fill the vacancy caused 
by the resignation of W. F. Jacobs on 
March 11. 

The Carnegie library building is practi- 
cally completed, there being still only a 
little work to be done before the con- 



tractors can hand the building over to the 
library trustees. — Sacramento Bee, April 
12. 

On the evening of May 26, it is planned 
to formally turn the building over to the 
city of Auburn with appropriate exercises. 

Placer County Law Library. A. B. 
Reading, Court Reporter, in charge. 
J. E. Prewett, President. Established 
January. 1, 1894. Annual income about 
$100, received from fees. No paid em- 
ployees. Open to public every day from 
9 A. M. to 5 p. M. All of the attorneys 
have keys to the room in which the 
library is located. Located in the Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols, about 2500. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 
about 20. 

Azusa, Los Angeles co. 

AzusA [Free] Public Library. Miss 
Annie M. Taylor, Librarian. Established 
July, 1902 ; as Free Public, December, 
1903. Annual income of library, about 
$1300, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays from 2 to 5 and 
7 to 9 p. M. Located in three rooms in 
City Hall, rent free. 32 magazines re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 4 newspapers received reg- 
ularly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
first Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols, about 2400. Total 
registered cardholders about 1089 ; added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 45 ; sur- 
rendered 8. Circulation 2851 : fiction 
2482 ; miscellaneous 369. Magazines 
issued 145. Three most popular books : 
The trail of the lonesome pine, The little 
shepherd of Kingdom Come, The circular 
staircase. 

The building committee for the proposed 
$10,000 Carnegie library building consists 
of members of town board and library 
board. The committee has chosen Nor- 
man F. Marsh of Los Angeles as architect. 
The plans have been sent to Andrew 
Carnegie for approval. 

The plans sent to Mr Carnegie have 
been approved by him. — Los Angeles 
Times, April 11. 

Miss Taylor attended the meeting of 
the Sixth District, C. L. A., held at San 
Pedro March 3. 

Bagdad, San Bernardino co. 

Orange Blossom Public Library. 
No librarian. Established by Wm. B. 
Gross, P. O. Box 261, San Diego, May 4. 
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the benefit of two mining camps : Orange 
Blossom and Orange Blossom Extension, 
located near Bagdad and Amboy. 
Total no. of vols, not reported. 

Bakersfield, Kern co. 

Beale Memorial [Free Public] 
Library. Miss Sarah E. Bedinger, Li- 
brarian. Established June, 1900 ; as Free 
Public, June, 1900. Annual income of 
library, $3002, received from taxation. 
Three employees, including janitor. Li- 
brary open to public every day except 
holidays from 10 A. M. to 6 P. M. and 
from 7 to 9 P. M. ; holidays from 2 to 6 
p. M. except Christmas, New Years, 
Fourth of July and Thanksgiving, when 
the library is closed. Owens building, 
valued at $12,000. 50 magazines received 
regularly, all of which are for circulation 
after they have been on the tables one 
month. 24 newspapers received regularly. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Wednesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 7435. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 372 : by 
purchase 362 ; gift 8 ; binding 2. Vols, 
repaired 10 ; lost 1. Total registered 
cardholders 1431 ; added 258 ; surrendered 
35 ; lost by death 2. Circulation 7707 : 
fiction 4332 ; juvenile 2687 ; miscellaneous 
688. Most popular books : (fiction) The 
trail of the lonesome pine, Anne of Green 
Gables, The man from Brodney's ; (non- 
fiction) Out-of-doors in the Holy Land, 
Highways and byways of the Pacific coast. 

The age limit for children has been 
changed from 10 to 8 years and library 
privileges have been extended to all pupils 
attending the County High School. 

General W. R. Shaffer's military 
library will soon be lodged permanently 
in the Beale Memorial Library. The 
volumes were presented to Hurlbut Post, 
but as that organization has no suitable 
place to keep them, it has been voted to 
locate them in the public library. — 
Bakersfield Echo, Feb. 5. 

The need of more room in the library 
building is so greatly felt that those inter- 
ested are trying to decide which is the 
best way to add the needed space. Noth- 
ing has been decided definitely yet. 

Miss Bedinger attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Kern County Law Library. Miss 
Harriet E. Carlock, Librarian. Estab- 
lished about December 14. 1891. Annual 
income of library, about $600, received 
from $2 fees for filing papers in civil 
suits. One employee. Open to the public 



every day except Sundays and holidays 
from 9 A. M. to 5 p. m. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols. 1661. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 11. 

Barstow, San Bernardino eo. 

Santa Fe Library. H. M. Newhall, 
Librarian. Established May 9, 1901. la- 
come of library received from billiards 
and pool and from baths. One employee. 
Open to railroad employees and their 
families every day from 9 A. M. to 9 
P. M. Located in Company's Recreation 
Hall. 27 magazines and 10 newspapers 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 

Benicia, Solano co. 

Benicia Free Public Library. Trus- 
tees not appointed as yet. Established 
as Free Public, June 5, 1906. Annual 
income of library will be $420.75, to be 
received from taxation. 

No books as yet. 

A room in the City Hall building has 
been prepared for the library. 

Berkeley, Alameda co. 

Berkeley [Free] Public Library. 
D. R. Moore, Librarian. Established 
February, 1893 ; as Free Public, Decem- 
ber, 1895. Annual income of library, 
$19,000, received from taxation. Eleven 
employees, including janitors. Two 
branch reading rooms, with a curator in 
charge of each. Open to public every 
day except holidays from 9 a. m. to 9 
P. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$50,000. 183 magazines received regu- 
larly, of which 14 are for circulation. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols, about 29,200. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 2233 : 
by purchase 2116 ; gift 30 ; binding 87. 
Total registered cardholders 7359 ; added 
2106 ; expired 1861 ; surrendered 64. Cir- 
culation 50,408: fiction 27,763; juvenile 
7962 ; miscellaneous 14,(>88. Issued bulle- 
tin of new books. Three most popular 
books : The trail of the lonesome pine. 
The post girl, Comrades. 

At the regular monthly meeting of the 
library trustees Feb. 1 Mrs Gertrude 
Hamilton Mathewson, for eleven years 
in the Astor Library, New York, was 
appointed to the position of reference 
librarian. — Berkeley Gazette, Feb. 2. 

From the Public Library those who at- 
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Oakland, April 15 to 17, were the follow- 
ing : Mr Moore, Celia A. Hayward, Ger- 
trude W. Littlejohn, Mrs Gertrude II. 
Mathewson, Bess Shaw, Mrs Margaret L. 
Tarwater, Mrs Alice G. Whitbeck, from 
the staff, and Prof. L. J. Richardson, 
trustee. 

Astronomical Society of the Pa- 
cific Library. R. F. Crawford, Secre- 
tary and Librarian. Established 1889. 
Destroyed (1347 bound vols, and as many 
pamphlets) April, 1906, but reestablished 
March 30, 1907. Income received from 
funds of the society. Open every day 
except Sundays from 8 A. m. to 5 P. M. 
Located temporarily in Students' Observ- 
atory, Berkeley, until permanent rooms 
are again obtained in San Francisco. 

Total no. of vols, about 2.30 and about 
500 pamphlets. 

No statistics received. 

Institution for the Education of 
THE Deaf and the Blind, Library. 
Wm. A. Caldwell, Librarian. Established 
about 1860, but destroyed in 1875 and 
reestablished. Open to students and 
teachers of the Institution on Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Total no. of vols, about 2665. 

Pacific Theological Seminary Li- 
brary. Geo. T. Tolson, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1869. Supported by the Seminary 
for the use of its faculty and students, 
but open to the public for reference. 
Located in the Seminary building, 2223 
Atherton street. 36 periodicals received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 10,286. 

Pacific Unitarian School for the 
Ministry, Library. Gifford Horace 
Greeley McGrew, Librarian. Established 
1904. Annual income, about $2000, ap- 
propriated by trustees and received from 
endowments and gifts. One employee. 
Open to students, and to others bj' per- 
mission, from 9 A. M. to 12 M. and from 
1 to 5 p. M. Located in school building. 
2417 Bancroft way. 36 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 5706. 

Mr McGrew attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

San Francisco Microscopical So- 
ciety Library. Established 1872. 

Total no. of vols, about 2500. 

This library has been permanently de- 
posited in the State University Library. 
No additions expected, as the Society has 
practically disorganized. 

Formerly located at 432 Montgomery 
street, San Francisco. 



*Snell Seminary Library. No regu- 
lar librarian. Supported by the Seminary 
for the use of its teachers and pupils. 

Total no. of vols, about 1500. 

University of California Library. 
J. C. Rowell, Librarian. Established 
1868. Resources, exclusive of salaries. 
.$24,967. Fifteen employees, exclusive of 
one student assistant and two janitors. 
Open to public for reference and to stu- 
dents daily except Saturdays and Sun- 
days from 7 :55 a. m. to 5 :45 p. M. and 
from 7 to 10 p. m. ; Saturdays 7 :5.5 
A. m. to 12 :30 P. m. and 7 to 10 p. m. ; 
Sundays 10 A. m. to 4 p. m. The new 
$6.50,000 Doe memorial library building 
is under construction. 

Total no. of vols. 178,280. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 3492 : by 
purchase 2686; gift 806. 

Mr Rowell, Frank M. Bumstead, Anna 
K. Fossler, Arthur B. Smith and Ralph 
C. Woodmansee attended the meeting of 
the First District, C. L. A., held in Ala- 
meda January 15. 

From the University Library, those who 
attended the Annual Meeting of the 
C. L. A., held in Oakland, April 15 to 17, 
were the following : Mr Rowell, Stella 
Bennett, Frank M. Bumstead, Lillian 
Burt, Anna K. Fossler, Ulrich Graff, 
Pauline Gunthorp, Elizabeth M. Haskell, 
Louise W. Katz, Herman R. Mead, Anne 
W. Rosenmiiller, Helen G. Sheldon, 
Arthur B. Smith, Ralph C. Woodmansee. 

Miss Anna K. Fossler, classifier at the 
University, has accepted a position as 
head of the periodical and binding depart- 
ment of Columbia University Library. 
Miss Fossler leaves for New York the 
first of June. 

University of California. Acad- 
emy of Pacific Coast History. Ban- 
CROiT Library. Frederick J. Teggart, 
curator. Two employees, including jani- 
tor. Open to public every day except 
Sundays from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Located 
in upper story of California Hall, the 
University administration building. 

Total no. of vols, about 60,000. 

No news items received. 

Mr Teggart and Porter Garnett at- 
tended the annual meeting of the C. L. A., 
held at Oakland, April 15 to 17. 

Y. M. C. A. Missionary Library. 
Harry Osborn, Librarian. Income re- 
ceived from the Y. M. C. A. budget. No 
paid employees. Open to University of 
California students every day from 8 a. m. 
to 10 p. M. Located in Stiles Hall. 

Total no. of vols, about 306. 

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Biggs, Butte CO. 

Biggs Free Public Library. Miss 
Minnie McDonald, Librarian. Establislied 
February 19, 1906: as Free Public, Feb- 
ruary 19, 1906. Annual income of library, 
$576, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day from 
3 to 9 p. ii. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at .?502S. 11 magazines received 
regularly. IT newspapers received reg- 
ularly. Library trustees monthlv meet- 
ing second Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 682. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 63 : by pur- 
chase 61 ; gift 2. Total registered card- 
holders 280 ; added 49 ; renewed 2 ; ex- 
pired 2 ; surrendered 14. Circulation 
1400 : fiction 906 ; juvenile 445 ; miscel- 
laneous 49. 

Miss McDonald attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz eo. 

Boulder Creek [Free] Public Li- 
brary. Mrs O. B. Merrill. Librarian. 
Established 1893 ; as Free Public, August 
15, 1906. Annual income of library, .$318, 
received from taxation. One paid em- 
ployee. Open to public every day, read- 
ing room from 9 A. ii. to 5 p. M., for 
exchange of books, week days from 2 to 
5 and 7 to 9 p. M. Located in building 
which belongs to W. C. T. U. 4 maga- 
zines received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 7 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing last Friday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 669. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 20 : by 
purchase 16 ; gift 4. Total registered 
cardholders 106. Circulation 777. Three 
most popular books : Marcia Schuyler, 
The rejuvenation of Aunt Mary, Thou 
fool. 

Brawley, Imperial co. 

W. C. T. U. Free Reading Hoom. 
Mrs Cora E. Kellogg, Librarian. Estab- 
lished July 15, 1906. Closed April, 1908. 
Furniture, etc. stored. W. C. T. U. have 
purchased a lot 25 x 100 ft. for $300 and 
plan to erect a library building. 

Total no. of vols, about 10. 



Bridgeport, Mono co. 

Mois'o County Law Library. Pat R. 
Parker, District Attorney, in charge. 
Established 1881. Annual income about 
$400, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers and from appropriations from 
general fund of Supervisors. No paid 
employees. Open to the public every day 



except Sundays from 9 a. ji. to 5 P. ii. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 650. 

No additions reported. 

Brookdale, Santa Cruz co. 

Circulating Library. Mrs E. R. 
Stewart, Librarian. Established July. 
1906. Maintained by a club. There are 
30 members. Each member gives 2 or 3 
vols. Located in the Postofiice. One 
periodical subscribed for. 

Total no. of vols, about 100. 

Bruceville, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Mrs B. Bradford, custodian. 

Total no. of vols. 50. 

Buena Park, Orange co. 

Buena Park Free Library. Mrs 
S. M. Hasson, Secretary and Librarian. 
Established 1905. No regular income, 
being supported by subscriptions, the 
Epworth League of the M. E. Church 
and the Endeavor Societies. No paid 
emploj'ees. Open to public every day. 
Located in residence of Dr Hasson. 

Total no. of vols, about 212. 

No statistics received. 

Burlingame, San Mateo co. 

*Reauing Club Library of St. ]Mat- 
TiiEw's School. Rev. W. A. Brewer, 
Librarian. Established 1890. Income re- 
ceived from dues and initiation fees of 
members. Open to members only, every 
afternoon from 3 : 30 to 6. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

Rev Brewer attended the annual meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Calexico, Imperial co. 

Calexico Free Reading Room. Mrs 
B. J. Mayhew, Librarian. Established 
February 1, 1909. Supported by dona- 
tions and entertainments. No paid em- 
ploj^ees. Open for exchange of books 
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 
p. M., and Saturdays from 7 to 8 P. M. ; 
reading room daily from 8 A. M. to 9 : 30 
P. M. Rent room for $10 a month. 17 
magazines received regularly, none of 
which are for circulation. Many news- 
papers and magazines received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 40, all donated. 

Calistoga, Napa eo. 

Calistoga Free Public Library. Miss 
Leone Safley, Librarian. Established 



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1903; as Free Public, 1903. Annual in- 
come of library, $400, received from tax- 
ation. One employee. Open to public 
every day except Sundays ; evenings from 
7 to 8 : 30 and Tuesdays and Saturdays 
from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 : 30 P. M. Located 
in Town Hall, rent free. 23 magazines 
received regularly, of which 22 are for 
circulation. One newspaper received reg- 
ularly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
first Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 1102. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 2, by gift. 
Vols, repaired 6 ; rebound 5. Total reg- 
istered cardholders 556 ; added IS. Circu- 
lation 1829: fiction 1145; juvenile 452; 
miscellaneous 54 ; bound magazines 21 ; 
current magazines 157. Three most pop- 
ular books : Lewis Rand, The trail of the 
lonesome pine, Peter. 

Miss Safley attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Campbell, Santa Clara co. 

Campbell Free Library. E. Janes, 
Librarian. Established 1893. Income re- 
ceived from subscriptions, dues, etc. No 
paid employees. Open to public Mondays 
7 to 8 p. M., Thursdays 4 to 5 P. M. Lo- 
cated in new clubhouse of Woman's Club, 
rent free. 

Total no. of vols. 1145. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 23, by gift. 
Vols, discarded 2 ; rebound 10 ; lost 1. 

Campbell Free Reading Room. Miss 
Edith Copelarid. in charge. Mrs Lillie F. 
Shaw, Corresponding Secretary Country 
Woman's Club. Established 1905. Ex- 
penses about .$200 per year. Maintained 
by Country Woman's Club. Open to 
public Monday 7 to 9 : 30 p. M., and 
Thursday and Saturday 7 : 30 to 9 :30 
p. M. Located in new clubhouse, which 
cost $220. 

No books, but many periodicals. 

Carmel, Monterey co. 

Caemel Free Library. Miss Lucy E. 
Hayt, Librarian. Established October 5,- 
1905. Annual income about $300, re- 
ceived mostly from entertainments and 
donations. Those who wish to vote at 
the annual meeting of the association pay 
one dollar and become members. Open 
to public every day, except Sundays, from 
2 to 4 p. M. Located in building pre- 
sented by Carmel Improvement Co. 14 
magazines received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1406. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 80: by pur- 
chase 20 ; gift 60. Total registered card- 
holders 685 ; added 40. Circulation 1107 : 



fiction 629 ; juvenile 70 ; miscellaneous 
105 ; current magazines 303. 

Miss Hayt attended the Annual Meeting 
of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

Chico, Butte co. 

Chico [Free] Public Library. Miss 
Laura A. Sawyers. Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1878; as Free Public, 1902. An- 
nual income of library, $1704, received 
from taxation. Three employees, includ- 
ing janitress. Open to public every week 
day from 9 A. m. to 9 p. M. ; Sundays and 
holidays, from 2 to 9 p. M. Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $10,000. 40 
magazines received regularly, of which 34 
are for circulation. About 20 newspapers 
received regularly. Library trustees 
monthly meeting the Friday before the 
first Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 3250. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 81 : b^ 
purchase 78 ; binding 3. Vols, discarded 
3 ; lost 1. Total registered cardholders 
957 ; added 163 ; renewed 165 ; expired 
337 ; surrendered 2. Circulation 6026 : 
fiction 4598 ; juvenile 981 ; miscellaneous 
427. Current magazines issued 643. 
Three most popular books : The trail of 
the lonesome pine, Peter, The man from 
Brodney's. 

State Normal School Library. Miss 
Margaret E. Dold. Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1888. Annual income of library, 
$900, received from state appropriation. 
Two employees, one a student assistant. 
Open every day except Sundays from 
September to July from 8 A. m. to 5 
p. M. ; Saturdays from 9 a. m. to 12 m. 
Located in normal school building. 60 
pei'iodicals received regularly, all of 
which are for cii'culation. 

Total no. of vols. 14,893. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 133 : by 
purchase 81 ; gift 52. 

Miss Dold attended the Annual Meeting 
of the C. L. A., held at Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

University of California Forestry 
Station Library. E. C. Miller, in 
charge. 

The only books are State and Govern- 
ment publications for use at the Forestry 
Station only. 

Claremont, Los Angeles co. 

Pomona College Library. Miss Julia 
Steffa. Assistant and Acting Librarian. 
Established 1888. Annual income about 
$3500. received from college endowment 
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employees, including janitor and one 
student attendant paid by the hour. Open 
every day during college year, week days 
from 7 :30 A. M. to 6 p. M. and from 7 to 
10 P. M., Sundays from 1 :30 to 5 P. M. 
Vacation hours S to 12 A. M. and 1 to 4 
P. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$50,000. 

Total no. of vols. 10,425. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 325 : by 
purchase 196 ; gift 94 ; binding 35. Cir- 
culation 3004. 

The Library is completing and adding 
many sets of periodicals, which will be of 
great value for reference work. — Clare- 
mont Courier, March 31. 

Miss Stefifa and Winnifred Fifield at- 
tended the meeting of the Sixth District, 
C. L. A., held in San Pedro March 3. 

Miss Steffa attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

Clovis, Fresno eo. 

Clovis Free Library. Herbert F. 
Madison, Librarian. Established Decem- 
ber, 190S. Income received from member- 
ship dues in the Clovis Library Association. 
One employee. Open to public every day, 
except Monday afternoon and Sunday 
evening from 1 to 5 and 6 :30 to 9 :30 
p. M. Rents rooms for $8 per month. 
14 magazines and 5 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly 
meeting second Sunday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 129 (besides about 110 
vols, which are loaned). Vols, added dur- 
ing Jan., Feb. and March, 28, by gift. 
Total registered cardholders 111 ; all 
added during the quarter as the library 
opened Jan. 1, 1909. Circulation 513. 

Colton, San Bernardino co. 

CoLTON Free Public Library. Miss 
Anna Enright, Librarian. Established 
May 7, 1906. Annual income of library, 
$1500, received from taxation. Two em- 
ployees. Open to public every day ex- 
cept Sundays from 1 to and 7 to 9 
p. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$15,000. 31 magazines received regu- 
larly, of which 25 are for circulation. 
Library trustees monthly meeting the 
sixth of the month. 

Total no. of vols. 1800. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 497 : by 
purchase 72 ; gift 425. Total registered 
cai-dholders 644 ; added 290 ; expired 19 ; 
surrendered 9. Circulation 4343 : fiction 
2778 ; juvenile 1203 ; miscellaneous 362. 
Current magazines issued 145. Three 



most popular books : The trail of the 
lonesome pine, The shepherd of the hills, 
The right of way. 

The grand ball given March 14 for the 
benefit of the Carnegie library fund was a 
decided success. — Riverside Enterprise, 
March 14. 

Colusa, Colusa co. 

CoLrsA Free Public Library. Miss 
Belle Crane, Librarian. Established Jan- 
uary, 1901 ; as Free Public, January. 
1901. Annual income of library, $1500. 
received from taxation. Two employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidaj's from 2 
to 5 and 7 to 9 P. m. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $12,500. IS magazines 
and 7 newspapers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 3574. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 70, by pur- 
chase. Total registered cardholders 1122 ; 
added 36. Circulation 2746 : fiction 2095 ; 
juvenile 484 ; miscellaneous 167. Three 
most popular books : The barrier, Mr 
Crewe's career, The husbands of Edith. 

Colusa County Law Library. Ernest 
Weyand, Secretary. Established Decem- 
ber, 1895. Annual income about $120, 
received from $1 fees for filing papers 
in civil suits and from appropriations of 
Supervisors. No paid employees. Open 
every day except Sundays from 10 A. ii. 
to 4 p. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 360. 

No additions reported. 

Concord, Contra Costa co. 

Concord Library and Reading Room. 
Miss Elizabeth Skinner, Librarian ; Miss 
Adeline Charles, Active Librarian. Estab- 
lished November 2d, 1906. Income re- 
ceived from subscriptions and dues. Dues 
25 cents a month or $2.50 a year. Open 
to public every evening except Sundays 
from 7 to 9 p. M., also Saturday and Sun- 
day afternoons from 2 to 5. Located in 
Firemen's Hall, rent $3 per month. 

Total no. of vols, about 465. Total reg- 
istered cardholders about 58. 

No statistics received. 

Corning, Tehama co. 

Corning Library and Free Reading 
Room. Mrs Rachel W. Montgomery, 
Librarian. Established April 15, 1909. 
Income received from annual membership 
dues of $1.00, and there are about three 
hundred members. Open every day except 
Sundays from 1 :30 to 5 and 7 to 9 :30 
p. M. Reading room free to public, books 
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$10 per month. 8 monthly and 8 weekly 
magazines received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 900. 

On Feb. 16 the Corning Library Asso- 
ciation organized as follows : R. B. Tripp, 
president ; W. H. Darden, first vice-presi- 
dent ; Mrs B. J. Hoffman, second vice- 
president ; Mrs Rachel Montgomery, sec- 
retary ; Robert Davies, treasurer ; Dr 
H. C. Foster, Mrs C. F. Hersey, T. E. 
Harper, Mrs E. F. Conway, John 
Cockcroft, C. F. Jewett, Mrs W. H. 
Sampson, Miss E. Gertrude Cook, Miss 
Viola Jobe, and Mrs Nellie P. Mallery 
compose the board of directors. — Corning 
Observer, Feb. IS. 

Corona, Riverside co. 

CoEONA [Fkee] Public Library. Miss 
Grace M. Taber, Librarian. Established 
1900; as Free Public, May 1, 1900. 
Annual income of library, .$2400. received 
from taxation. Three employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except holidays ; week days from 2 to 9 
p. M. ; Sundavs from 2 to 4 p. m. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $12,.500. 60 
magazines received regularly, of which 12 
are for circulation. 10 newspapers re- 
ceived regularly. Library trustees 
monthly meeting first Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 3737. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 217 : by 
purchase 211 ; gift 6. Vols, discarded 8 ; 
repaired 399. Total registered card- 
holders 1252 ; added 130 ; renewed 8 ; sur- 
rendered 17. Circulation 5578 : fiction 
3027; juvenile 1866; miscellaneous 480; 
bound magazines 67 ; current magazines 
138. Three most popular books : The trail 
of the lonesome pine, The well in the 
desert. The barrier. 

The salary of the assistant librarian 
was raised from $15 to $20 on January 1, 
1909. On the same date 12 magazines 
were placed in circulation. 

Miss Taber attended the meeting of the 
Sixth District, C. L. A., held in San 
Pedro March 3. 



Coronado, San Diego co. 

CoRONADO Beach [Free Public] Li- 
brary. Chas. S. Robinson, Librarian. 
Established about 1890; as Free Public, 
March, 1895. Annual income of library, 
about $1000, received from taxation and 
donations. Three employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
holidays from 10 a. m. to 12 M. and from 
2 :30 to 5 :30 and 7 :30 to 9 p. m. Owns 
building, the gift of John D. Spreckels, 



valued at $10,000. 26 magazines and 5 
newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting second Tuesday 
in month. 

Total no. of vols. 3239. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 169: by 
purchase 58 ; gift 111. Circulation 2250. 
Three most popular books : The trail of 
the lonesome pine. Camp fires on desert 
and lava. Boys' book of electricity. 

On March 1, Chas. S. Robinson was 
appointed librarian with Miss Mary E. 
Balch as assistant. 

At the meeting of the library trustees 
held March 15 the Board formally accented 
the new $10,000 library building, the gift 
to the city of John D. Spreckels. The 
building is of reinforced concrete and is 
located in the City Park. Harrison 
Albright of Los Angeles was the architect. 
The building has a book-capacity of about 
5000 volumes. A drawing giving an ex- 
terior view is printed in the San Diego 
Tribune of March 16. 

Courtland, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Mrs F. Paulson, Custodian. 
Total no. of vols. 50. 

Covina, Los Angeles co. 

Covin A [Free] Public Library. Mrs 
Henrietta M. Faulder, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1897; as Free Public, 1903. 
Annual income of library, $1159, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day except holidays ; week 
days from 1 to 9 p. m., Sundays from 2 to 
6 P. M. Owns Carnegie building, which 
cost about $9000. 92 periodicals received 
regularly, of which 74 are for circulation. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 3689. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March 73 : by pur- 
chase 64 ; gift 9. Vols, repaired 559. 
Total registered cardholders 666 ; added 
51. Circulation 3774 : fiction 2303 ; juve- 
nile 800 ; miscellaneous 328 ; current mag- 
azines 343. Three most popular books : 
The trail of the lonesome pine, The shep- 
herd of the hills, Mr Crewe's career. 

Mrs Faulder's bookbinding is develop- 
ing greatly, and recently the necessary 
tools, etc., for lettering books in gilt have 
been added. 

Mrs Faulder attended the annual meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland Api-il 
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Crescent City, Del Norte co. 

Crescent City [Free] Public Li- 
brary. Miss Agnes Maxwell, Librarian. 
Established as Free Public, October 7, 
1907. Annual income of library, $529, of 
which $329 is received from the city tax, 
and $200 from the County Supervisors. 
One employee. Open to public of city 
and countv everv daj- ; week davs from 1 
to 5 : 30 P. M. and 6 : 30 to 9 p. M. ; 
Sundays from 2 to 5 p. m. Located in 
the Williams building on Second street, 
rent $S per month. 

Total no. of vols, about 1672. 

Xo statistics received. 

Del Norte County La"\v Library'. 
E. E. Winters, Librarian. Annual in- 
come about $50. Open every day except 
Sundays. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 200. 

Xo additions reported. 

Davis, Yolo eo. 

Davis Free Library. Mrs G. J. 
Haussler. Librarian. After April Mrs 
Frank Chiles, Librarian. Established 
October 30, 1905. No regular income and 
no paid employees. Open to public 
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 : 45 to 
4 : 30 p. M. Located in store of Will 
Greive. 

Total no. of vols. 316. Vols, added 
during Jan.. Feb. and March, 26, by gift. 
Total registered cardholders 100. Circu- 
lation 771 : fiction 694 ; juvenile 97. 

The new officers of the Free Library 
are : Mrs Frank Chiles, Librarian ; Albert 
Plant, Mrs Al. Greive and Mrs G. J. 
Haussler, trustees, Mrs Greive being sec- 
retary of the trustees. 

Mrs Otis W^ilbur formed a club of 
young ladies to work for the Free Li- 
brary. They call themselves the "Bache- 
lor girls," and the first benefit given by 
them, on March 17. brought $70.10 into 
the library fund. Of this amount $23.10 
is to be used for books and the balance 
is to go into a library building fund. 

The Davis Book Club has been reor- 
ganized. Of the 98 books bought by the 
Book Club last year, 25 were given to 
the Free Library on April 9. 

L'niversity Farm Library. A. M. 
Cleghorn, in charge temporarily. 

Total no. of vols, about 50, besides the 
reports of agricultural experiment sta- 
tions. 

Del Mar, San Diego co. 

Del Mar Library. H. L. Fay. in 
charge. Established May 4, 1900. In- 



come received from South Coast Land 
Co. Open from 9 a. m. to o p. M. Lo- 
cated in a cottage belonging to the South 
Coast Land Co. 

Total no. of vols. 75. 

No additions reported. 

Dixon, Solano co. 

Dixon Free Public Library. Estab- 
lished April 3, 1906. No trustees ap- 
pointed. 

No news items received. 

Downey, Los Angeles co. 

*Downey Public Library. Miss M. 
Josie McKellar. Librarian. Established 
1901. Maintained by Woman's Club. 
Fee, $1 per year. About 40 members. 
Open to members only on six days of the 
week. 

Total no. of vols, about 175. Total 
registered cardholders about 13. 

No statistics received. 

Downieville, Sierra co. 

Sierra County Law Library. Stan- 
ley A. Smith. Librarian. Established 
since 1891. Income received from fees 
for filing papers in civil suits. Open 
from 9 A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in 
chambers of the Judge of Superior Court. 

Total no. of vols. 135. 

Dunsnmir, Siskiyou co. 

Southern Pacific Co. Railway Club 
Library. D. I. McDonald, Secretary of 
the Clubhouse, in charge. Established 
as Dunsmuir Library Association, 1900. 
Books turned over to Southern Pacific 
Co., and library opened January 1, 1907. 
Income received from Southern Pacific 
Co. Two employees, including janitor. 
Open to employees and their families from 
9 a. it. to 9 p. M. Open to non-employees 
who fill out a special application blank 
and have it signed by an employee as 
guarantor. Owns building, valued at 
$5000. 

Total no. of vols, about 1168. Total 
registered cardholders about 290. 

No statistics received. 

East Hollywood, Los Angeles co. 

East Holly'wood Free Reading Room 
and Library. Wm. H. Hoegee. in 
charge. Established May 4, 1907. Sup- 
ported by voluntary contributions. No 
paid employees. Located in building of 
Wm. H. Hoegee. rent free. 

Total no. of vols, about 400 and many 
magazines. 

As Mr Hoegee is planning a six months' 
trip abroad, the library is closed at 
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East San Jose, Santa Clara co. 

East San Jose Free Public Library. 
Miss Nellie M. Lawson. Librarian. Es- 
tablished August 7, 1906. Annual income 
of library, $700, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every 
day except Sundays from 2 to 5 P. M. 
and Tuesday also from 7 to 9 p. m. Ow^ns 
Carnegie building, valued at $6500. 10 
magazines received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 2 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing second Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 958. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 71 : by 
purchase 42; gift 29. Total registered 
cardholders 522 ; added 49 ; surrendered 0. 

Mrs Van de Lyste has been appointed 
library trustee to fill the vacancy caused 
by the resignation of Mrs Jackson Hatch, 
and Mrs J. W. Holland has been ap- 
pointed to fill the vacancy caused by the 
resignation of Mrs E. L. Simpkins. Mrs 
T. M. Wright has been elected president. 

The librarian's salary has been re- 
duced from $25 to $20, doubtless on ac- 
count of the great reduction in the income 
of the library from $1337 to $700. 

Games, such as checkers and dominoes, 
have been placed in the Children's De- 
partment, and have added greatly to the 
success of that department. A picture 
corner has also been started. 

Echo Mountain, Los Angeles co. 

Lowe Observatory Library. Edgar 
L. Larkin, Librarian. Established 1894. 
Owned and maintained by Mt. Lowe Di- 
vision of Pacific Electric Railroad, and 
although a private library visitors may 
read. No paid employees. Located in 
building owned by Pacific Electric Rail- 
road Company. About 62 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 2600. These are on 
astronomy, all the physical sciences and 
a number of the higher mathematics. 
There are about 1000 volumes of un- 
bound books, reports, proceedings of so- 
cieties, treatises, monographs, essays and 
miscellaneous pamphlets ; and about 2O0O 
copies of unbound magazines. 

Mr Larkin attended the meeting of the 
Sixth District, C. L. A., held in San 
Pedro March 3. 

El Centro, Imperial co. 

El Centro Free Reading Room. Phil 
D. Swing, committee in charge. Estab- 
lished first February 21, 1907. $400 has 
been subscribed to maintain the Reading 
Room the ensuing year. No paid em- 
ployees. Open every day from 9 A. M. to 



9 p. M. Located in rented room. 10 
magazines received regularly, none of 
which are for circulation. 25 newspapers 
received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 200. 

The El Centro Townsite Company and 
W. F. Holt have presented the town with 
a lot, 100 by 160 feet, for the proposed 
Carnegie library building. The lot is 
valued at $2800, and of this amount Mr 
Holt gave $1000. The City Trustees have 
promised the necessary support for the 
public library when established. Andrew 
Carnegie has promised $10,000, but the 
town would like to have him increase 
his gift to $15,000. 

Eldridge, Sonoma co. 

California Home for the Care and 
Training of Feeble-Minded Children, 
Library. Miss Tilly Fredericks, Libra- 
rian. Established 1906. Annual income, 
about $300, received from the State. 
Open every day to the staif and the 
brighter inmates of home from 8 A. M. to 
5 p. M. Located in stenographer's office. 
12 magazines received regularly, all of 
which are for circulation. No news- 
papers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 618. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 43, by i 
purchase. 

Elk, Mendocino co. 

The F. C. Drew Free Library. Jas. 
McMasters. Librarian. 'Established Janu- 
ary 10, 1908. Annual income, about $100, 
received from donations. No paid em- 
ployees. Open to public every day from 
8 A. M. to 8 p. M. Located in room, rent 
free. 8 magazines received regularly, all 
of which are for circulation. 3 news- 
papers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 106. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 16 : by pur- 
chase 7 ; gift 9. Vols, discarded 12 ; 
lost 4. Total registered cardholders 36 ; 
added 10 ; expired 1 ; surrendered 5. Cir- 
culation 250 : fiction 114 ; juvenile 62 ; 
miscellaneous 74. Current magazines is- 
sued 176. Three most popular books : 
Helbeck of Bannisdale, Morgan's men. 
The sea wolf. 

Elk Grove, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Miss Harriet G. Eddy, Custo- 
dian. 

Total no. of vols. 100. 

Miss Eddy attended the annual meeting 
of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 15 
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W. C. T. U. Library. No librarian. 
In charge of principal of school. No 
income. Located in W. C. T. U. Hall, 
now rented for high school. 

Total no. of vols, about 300. The 
books have been turned over as a loan to 
the high school. 

Elsinore, Riverside co. 

Elsinore Free Public Library. 
Miss Althea Merrifield, Librarian. Estab- 
lished July 6, 1906. Annual income of 
librai'y, $150, received from taxation. One 
employee. Open to public Tuesdays, 
Thursdays and Saturdays from 2 to 4 :30 
p. M. Located in room, rent free. 

Total no. of vols, about 480. Total 
registered cardholders about 144. 

No- statistics received. 

The Elsinore union high school has 
planned a benefit, the funds from which 
are to swell the library fund, for the even- 
ing of March 4. Mrs Joseph Wyant, a 
talented Eastern impersonator and reader, 
will then give a recital. — Riverside Enter- 
prise, Feb. 28. 

Escondido, San Diego co. 

EscoNDiDO [Free] Public Library. 
E. F. Ward, Librarian. Miss Pearl 
Smith, Acting Librarian. Established 
1890; as Free Public, 1898. Annual in- 
come of library, $270, received from tax- 
ation. One employee. Open to public 
three days in week from 3 to 5 p. m. 
Owns building valued at $500. A $7500 
Carnegie building soon to be erected. No 
periodicals received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting first Wednesday 
in month. 

Total no. of vols, about 1400. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 18, 
by gift. Total registered cardholders 628. 
Circulation 1493 : fiction 1044 ; juvenile 
139 ; miscellaneous 225 ; bound magazines 
85. Most popular books : The wood- 
carver of 'LymDUs, and Thomas Dixon's 
books. 

The plans for the Carnegie library 
building have been drawn by Jeffery, Van 
Trees and Millar of Los Angeles. They 
were accepted by the city trustees, but 
were not approved by Mr Carnegie. Mr 
Carnegie's objections are that he does not 
approve giving such a large proportion of 
the building to the lecture rooms, and he 
does not believe the building as planned 
could be built for $7500.— San Diego 
Union, April 11. 

Etna, Siskiyou co. 

Etna Free [Public] Library. Miss 
Millie Peters, Librarian. Established 



November, 1904. Annual income of 
library, $326, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 
p. M. Located in Town Hall, rent free, 
10 magazines received regularly, none of 
which are for circulation. 4 newspapers 
received regularly. Library trustees 
monthly meeting first Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 310. No books added 
during Jan., Feb. and March. Vols, re- 
paired 12 ; lost 3. Total registered card- 
holders 425 ; added 27 ; renewed 5 ; ex- 
pired 3 ; surrendered 2. Circulation 520 : 
fiction 331 ; juvenile 154 ; miscellaneous 
35. Current magazines issued 173. Three 
most popular books : Ben Hur, Graustark, 
Beverly of Graustark. 

About 29 new books have been ordered, 
some of which are to be reference books. 
The librarian is also binding some maga- 
zines in multibinders. 

Eureka, Humboldt co. 

Eureka Free [Public] Library. 
W. G. Bonner, Librarian. Established 
January 25, 1878 ; as Free Public, April 
30, 1878. Annual income of library, 
$4224, received from taxation. Three 
employees, including janitor. Reading 
room open to public every day from 9 
A. M. to 9 P. M. ; for exchange of books 
every day except Sundays and holidavs 
from 9 A. M. to 9 p. M. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $30,000. 25 magazines 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 66 newspapers received reg- 
ularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing first Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 5192. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 336 : by 
purchase 335 ; gift 1. Vols, discarded 59. 
Circulation 9339 : fiction 5008 ; juvenile 
3359 ; miscellaneous 870 ; bound maga- 
zines 102. 

Humboldt County Law Library. 
District Attorney in charge. Established 
1898. Annual income about $400, re- 
ceived from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. No paid employees. Open 
to public every day except holidays from 
8 A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1070. 

No additions reported. 

On Jan. 14 the trustees of the county 
law library met and elected the following 
ofiicers : Judge Geo. D. Murray, presi- 
dent ; Assistant District Attorney Kenneth 
Newett, secretary. The other members 
are A. J. Monroe, Judge Connick and 
Chairman Geo. Williams of the Board of 
Supervisors. — Eureka Times, Jan. 15. 



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Fairfield, Solano co. 

Free Libraey and Reading Room. 
Franklin J. Wright, Secretary, Epworth 
League. Established March 10, 1909. 
Supported by the Epworth League. Open 
to public every day except Wednesday ; 
week days from 8 : 30 to 10 p. m. ; Sun- 
days from 2 : 30 to 5 P. M. Located in 
M. E. Church, rent free. 

Total no. of vols, about SO. 

A committee of six take turns keeping 
library open. Books free to any one on 
deposit of 50 cents. 

Solano County Law Library. Clara 
Morrill, Librarian. Established 1885. 
Annual income, about $360, received from 
$1 fees for filing papers in civil suits. 
One employee. Open to public from 9 
A. M. to 4 p. M. Located in Court House. 
15 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 300O. Vols. 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, about 
12. 

Fair Oaks, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. No custodian. 
Total no. of vols. 50. 

Ferndale, Humboldt co. 

Ferndale [Free] Public Library. 
Mrs N. E. Winslow. Librarian. Estab- 
lished December, 1904 ; as Free Public, 
December, 1904. Annual income of library, 
$730, received from taxation and I. O. 
G. T. One employee. Open to public 
every day except Sundays and holidays 
from 10 A. M. to 12 M. and from 1 : 30 
to 5 : 30 and 7 to 9 : 30 p. m. Rents 
building for $20 per month. A $10,000 
Carnegie building under construction. 25 
magazines received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 8 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly 
meeting first Monday in month at 4 P. M. 

Total no. of vols. 1228. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 107 : by 
purchase 66 ; gift 26 ; binding 15. Vols. 
repaired 16 ; rebound 34 ; lost 1. Total 
registered cardholders 354 ; added 19. 
Circulation 2235: fiction 1155; juvenile 
545 ; miscellaneous 280 ; current maga- 
zines 255. Three most popular books: 
The trail of the lonesome pine. The wood- 
carver of 'Lympus, Chip, of the flying U. 

Three ten cent teas were given for the 
benefit of the library, as follows : On 
January 30, a tea given by the Swastika 
Club, added $14.35 to the library fund; 



on February 17, one given by the first 
division of the Village Club, added $17.60 ; 
on March 27, one given by the second 
division of the Village Club, added $20.10. 
On April 12 the contract for the Car- 
negie library building was awarded to 
Ackerman & Ackerman. Their bid was 
$7775.40. Work is to begin imme- 
diately. — Ferndale Enterprise, April 16. 

Florin, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Rev W. H. Lloyd, Custodian, 
dian. 

Total no. of vols. 50. 

Folsom, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Rev. W. H. Lloyd, Custodian. 
Total no. of vols. 50. 

Fortuna, Humboldt co. 

FoRTUNA Free Library. Mrs M. A. 
Clark, Librarian. Established April 19, 
1906. Annual income of library, about 
$325, received from hall rent and Good 
Templars. One employee. Open every 
week day from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m., 
Sundays from 2 to 5 p. m. Rents build- 
ing for $15 per month. 4 magazines and 
4 newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting first Wednesday 
in month. 

Total no. of vols. 800. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 13, by gift. 
Vols, repaired 21. Circulation 528. Cur- 
rent magazines issued 271. 

Fowler, Fresno co. 

Fowler Free Library. Mrs Ruth 
Parkhurst, Librarian. Established 1880. 
Maintained by club. One employee. Open 
to public Mondays and Fridays from 2 : 30 
to 4 : 30 p. M. Owns building, valued at 
$400. 7 periodicals received regularly, all 
of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 304. Total 
registered cardholders about IS. 

No statistics received. 

Fresno, Fresno co. 

Fresno Free Public Library. Miss 
Jean D. Baird, Librarian. Established 
1891 ; as Free Public, 1891. Annual in- 
come of library, $4000, received from 
taxation. Four employees, including jan- 
itor. Open to public every week day in 
year, except two, from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M., 
Sundays 2 to 7 p. m. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $30,000. 70 magazines 
received regularly, all of which are for 
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ularly. Library trustees monthly meeting- 
first Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 10,126. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 167 : by 
purchase 154 ; gift 13. Total registered 
cardholders 3307 ; added 295 ; renewed 
123. Circulation 15,588: fiction 9144; 
juvenile 2089 ; miscellaneous 2162 ; maga- 
zines 2193. Three most popular books : 
Comrades, The fly on the wheel. The trail 
of the lonesome pine. 

During Febi'uary, the smoking and 
reading rooms, which had been fitted up in 
the basement of the library, were opened. 
James A. Ward gave a donation of $25 
for the benefit of these rooms, and the 
money was used to buy pictures and 
games. The patronage of these rooms 
since its opening has convinced the trus- 
tees that the new feature of the library is 
a success. 

]\Iiss Baird attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

Fresno County Law Library. H. E. 
Dwelle, Secretary and Librarian. Estab- 
lished September 29, 1891. Annual in- 
come, about $900, received from $1 fees 
for filing papers in civil suits. No paid 
employees. Open at all times to members 
of Bar. Located in Court House. No 
periodicals received regularly. Library 
trustees monthlj' meeting first Tuesday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 4147. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 109. 

FuUerton, Orange co. 

FULLERTON [FrEE] PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Miss Minnie Maxwell, Librarian. Es- 
tablished February 19. 1906; as Free 
Public, December 16, 1907. Annual in- 
come of library, $1230, received from tax- 
ation. Two employees, including janitox*. 
Open to public every day except holidays ; 
week days from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m., 
Sundavs from 2 to 5 P. M. Owns Carne- 
gie building, valued at $10,000. 48 mag- 
azines received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 5 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing fourth Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 1460. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 23 : by 
purchase 18; gift 5. Vols, repaired 217. 
Total registered cardholders 617 ; added 
69 ; renewed 2 ; expired 5 ; surrendered 13. 
Circulation 4352 : fiction 1502 ; juvenile 
1423; miscellaneous .336 ; current maga- 
zines 1091. Most popular books : (fiction) 
The trail of the lonesome pine, Lewis 



Rand, The second generation ; (non-fic- 
tion) Sixty years of an inventor's life. 

The Woman's Club and ladies of 
Fullerton have recently presented to the 
Public Library a beautiful grandfather 
clock. It has the oak case to match the 
interior finish of the library, and is a very 
much appreciated addition to the furnish- 
ings. The money for the clock was raised 
by a series of four cooked-food sales, 
managed by the ladies of the Woman's 
Club. 

Gait, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Mrs J. McMullin, Custodian. 
Total no. of vols. 50. 

Cheerful Workers' Library. Books 
were donated by the members of the club. 
Stored at present with Miss Etta Planalp. 

Total no. of vols. 136. 

Gilroy, Santa Clara co. 

Gilroy [Free] Public Library. Mrs 
iNIary B. Benn, Librarian. Established 
December 11, 1905. Annual income of 
library, $833, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 2 to 5 
and 6 :30 to 9 p. m. Located in room of 
new City Hall, rent free. A $10,000 
Carnegie building being planned. 19 mag- 
azines received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 8 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing Saturday before the first Monday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 1184. Vols, added dur- 
ing Jan., Feb. and March, 93: by pur- 
chase 83 ; gift 10. Total registei-ed card- 
holders 572 ; added 57. Circulation 3200 : 
fiction 2321 ; juvenile 754 ; miscellaneous 
125. 

It has been decided to close the library 
on Sundays. — Gilroy Gazette, April 9. 

On Thursday evening, Jan. 21, the 
Jubilee Singers will appear at the opera 
house for the benefit of the Public Li- 
brary. — Gilroy Gazette, Jan. 15. 

Mrs W. E. Franklin, secretary of the 
library trustees, attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Glendale, Los Angeles co. 

Glendale Free Public Library. Mrs 
J. C. Danford, Librarian. Established 
February 26, 1906; as Free Public. Au- 
gust 14, 1907. Annual income of library, 
$1000. received from taxation. Two em- 
ployees, including janitor. Open to pub- 



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lie Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 
from 1 to 9 p. m. Rents room for $15 
per month. 20 magazines received regu- 
larly, all of which are for circulation. 
1 newspaper received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting first Wednesday 
in month. 

Total no. of vols. 513. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 43 : by pur- 
chase 30 ; gift 13. Total registered card- 
holders 506 ; added 56 ; expired 5. Circu- 
lation 1035: fiction 675'; juvenile 30O; 
miscellaneous 50 ; bound magazines 10. 
Current magazines issued 956. Three 
most popular books : The trail of the 
lonesome pine, The man from Brodney's, 
The barrier. 

Glendora, Los Angeles co. 

Glendoba Public Library. Mrs H. 
P. Monahan, President Athena Club. 
Established 1904. Formerly maintained 
by the Athena Club, but closed at present. 

Goleta, Santa Barbara co. 

*GoLETA Circulating Library. Mrs 
G. F. Maiers, Librax-ian. Established 
July 10, 1901. Income received from 
dues. Fee, $1 per year. 35 members. 
No paid employees. Open every day to 
members only. Rents room for $5 a 
year. 8 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 120. 

No additions reported. 

Gridley, Butte co. 

A lot was purchased for a public library 
April 30, 1907, by the Woman's Improve- 
ment Club from Wm. Brown. The deed 
provides that a free library shall be estab- 
lished on the lot. — Gridley Globe, May 1, 
1908. 

No news items received. 

Hanford, Kings co. 

Hanford Free Public Library. Miss 
Norma Burrell, Librarian. Established 
1890; as Free Public, 1900. Annual in- 
come of library, $1650, received from 
taxation. Two employees, including jan- 
itor. Open to public every day except 
' legal holidays ; week days from 9 A. M. 
to 12 M. and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M., 
Sundays, as reading room only, from 2 
■ to 5 p. M. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at $12,500. 21 magazines received 
regularly, all of which are for circulation. 
7 newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting first Tuesday 
in month. 

Total no. of vols. 3346. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 26 : by pur- 
chase 25 ; gift 1. Vols, repaired 75. 



Total registered cardholders 1789 ; added 
125 ; surrendered 1. Circulation 5043 : 
fiction 3810 ; juvenile 665 ; miscellaneous 
348 ; magazines 220. Three most popular 
books : The trail of the lonesome pine, 
Peter, The wayfarers. 

Kings County Law Library. Francis 
Cunningham, County Clerk, Librarian. 
Established July 1, 1893. Annual income 
about $300, received from $1 fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. Open every 
day except Sundays from 9 a. m. to 5 
p. M. Located in Court House. No 
periodibals received regularly. Library 
trustees meet at call of chairman. 

Total no. of vols. 720. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 10. 

E. T. Cosper, Dixon L. Phillips and 
G. E. Shore were appointed trustees of 
the law library. — Hanford Sentinel, Jan. 
16. 

Hay ward, Alameda co. 

Hay WARD [Free] Public Library. 
Mrs Elizabeth Prouse, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1898; as Free Public, 1898. An- 
nual income of library, $1000, received 
from taxation. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays for 9 hours. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $10,000. 

Total no. of vols, about 5084. 

No statistics received. 

The public library will be closed for 
two weeks beginning Wednesday, Febru- 
ary 24 and ending March 10. — Hayward 
Journal, Feb. 16. 

Healdsburg, Sonoma co. 

Healdsburg [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Mary V. Provines, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1888; as Free Public, 1898. 
Annual income of library, $500, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day except Sundays from 2 
to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Located in City 
Hall, rent free. 27 magazines received 
regularly, none of which are for circula- 
tion. 7 newspapers received regularly. 
Library trustees monthly meeting last 
Friday in month. 

Total no. of vols, about 3500. Vols, 
added during .Jan., Feb. and March, 10: 
by purchase 9 ; gift 1. Vols, discarded 
34 ; repaired 73. Total registered card- 
holders 623 ; added 60 ; renewed 32 ; ex- 
pired 60 ; surrendered 14. Circulation 
2524: fiction 1806; juvenile 482; miscel- 
laneous 236. Three most popular books : 
The lure of the mask, Mr Crewe's ca- 
reer. The wayfarers. 

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Cooke resigned as library trustees, aud 
up to April 1 their successors had not 
been appointed. 

Miss Mary V. Provines attended the 
Annual Meeting of the C. L. A., held in 
Oakland April 15 to 17. 

*Healdsburg College Library. No 
librarian, as the college is closed this 
year. F. A. Lashier, Secretary. Sup- 
ported by the college for the use of its 
students only. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

Hemet, Riverside eo. 

Hemet Free Library and Reading 
Room. Miss Ida M. Brooks, Librarian. 
Reading room established 1906 ; Library, 
March, 3907. Annual income received 
from subscriptions and entertainments. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 2 to 5 
and 7 to 9 p. ii. Located in room in 
Bothin block, rent free. 12 magazines 
received regularly, only duplicates being 
for circulation. 3 newspapers received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 630. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 88; by 
purchase 60 ; gift 28. Total registered 
cardholders 370 ; added 35 ; surrendered 8. 
Circulation 1078. Magazines issued 280. 

The entertainment given for the benefit 
of the library on the evening of March 
31 was a great success. — Riverside Press, 
April 1. 

Highgrove, Riverside co. 

Highgrove Public Library. Mrs Belle 
Goodwin. Librarian. Established Janu- 
ary 22, 1907. Annual income, about .$500, 
received from subscriptions and entertain- 
ments. One employee. Open to public 
every week day except Wednesday after- 
noon from 10 A. M. to 12 M., and from 
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. M. ; Sundays the 
library is kept open by the library trus- 
tees (taking turns) from 2 to 5 P. M. 
Friday evening room is reserved for social 
purposes. Rents room for .$20 per month. 
4 magazines received regularly, all of 
which are for circulation. 2 newspapers 
received regularly. Library trustees 
monthly meeting second Monday in 
mouth. 

Total no. of vols. 418. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 6. Total 
registered cardholders 44 ; surrendered 
243. Circulation 250. Current maga- 
zines issued 32. Three most popular 
books : Strong and steady, David Copper- 
field, The man who rose again. 

At the regular monthly meeting of the 
library trustees on March 9, a rule was 

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made that each person taking books from 
the library should pay 10 cents a month. 
Since that time the circulation has fallen 
off greatly. 

Two concerts given recently for the 
benefit of the library were a great suc- 
cess, adding quite a sum to the library 
fund. A minstrel show was also planned 
as a library benefit for the near future. 

These entertainments are not only a 
help to the support of the library, but 
are appreciated by the community, as 
Highgrove is too far from any town to 
make it possible for the residents to go 
elsewhere for evening concerts or enter- 
tainments. 

Once a month, on Sunday afternoon, 
the library trustees have arranged for a 
religious or otherwise instructive talk to 
be given in the library. 

Highland, San Bernardino co. 

Highland Library Club Library. 
Miss Ella M. Parmelee, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1898. Maintained by dues of 
•$2 per year and by subscriptions. One 
employee. Open to members daily except 
holidays from 2 to 4 : 30 p. M. and every 
evening except Sunday from 7 to 9. The 
reading room is free to the public and is 
open every day. Library Club owns 
building, valued at .$3200, and library is 
located in room in Club building. 1 mag- 
azine received regularly, which is for 
circulation. 2 newspapers received regu- 
larly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
second Thursday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 1055. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 39, by pur- 
chase with money received from Har- 
mony Club. Total registered cardholders 
54 ; added 23 ; renewed 18 ; expired 17 ; 
surrendered 2. Circulation 739 : fiction 
573 ; juvenile 70 ; miscellaneous 81 ; mag- 
azines 13. Three most popular books : 
Brewster's millions. Whispering Smith. 
The circular staircase. 

The Knights of Pythias Lodge gave an 
entertainment, realizing .$45, which was 
given to the library. The Harmony Club 
disbanded and turned over a surplus of 
$.30 to the library. The club added $30 
more to these sums, and the total is to be 
used for the purchase of books. 39 of 
the books ordered have been received, aud 
the rest are expected soon. 

Hollister, San Benito co. 

HoLLisTER Free Public Library. 
Miss Olive Evans, Librarian. Estab- 



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lished 1884; as Free Public, 1904. An- 
nual income of library. $500, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day except holidays ; week 
days from 1 to 5 :30 and 7 to 9 p. M., 
Sundays from 2 to 5 p. m. Owns build- 
ing, valued at .$500. 9 magazines received 
regularly, all of which are for circulation. 

5 newspapers received regularly. Librai-y 
trustees monthly meeting first Monday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 1812. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 7, by pur- 
chase. Circulation 1688 : fiction 1467 ; 
juvenile 102 ; current magazines 119. 
Three most popular books : The trail of 
the lonesome pine. The testing of Diana 
Mallory, The missioner. 

San Benito County Law Libkary. 
George W. Jean, Secretary. Annual in- 
come about $600, about $100 of which is 
received from fees for filing papers in civil 
suits and about $500 from appropriation 
made by Supervisors. No paid employees. 
Open at all hours. Located in Grangers 
I'nion building. 

Total no. of vols, about 1014. 

No additions reported. 

Holl3rwood, Los Angeles co. 

Hollywood [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Edna B. Watson. Librarian (after 
May 1, Mrs Eleanor Jones. Librarian). 
Established May. 1900. Annual income 
of library, about $5000, received from tax- 
ation. Three employees, including janitor. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 9 a. m. to 5 :30 p. m. 
and 7 to 9 p. M. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at $15,250. 70 magazines received 
regularly, of which 41 are for circulation. 

6 newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting second Wednes- 
day in month. 

Total no. of vols. 3389. Vols, added 
during Jan.. Feb. and March. 134, hp pur- 
chase. Total registered cardholders 2034 ; 
added 146. Circulation 7812 : fiction 
3716 ; juvenile 1655 ; miscellaneous 1743 ; 
current magazines 698. Three most pop- 
ular books : Petei'. The trail of the lone- 
some pine. Making of personalitv. 

A. A. Caldwell was appointed a library 
trustee to fill the vacancy caused by the 
death of Prof. J. O. Churchill.— Holly- 
wood Citizen. Jan. 10. 

On March 24. E. R. Walker, president 
of the library trustees, tendered his resig- 
nation, as he is contemplating being away 
from the city for some time. 

48 dozen pictures for the stereopticon. 
showing views in many foreign countries, 
have arrived at the library. — Hollywood 
Citizen, Jan. 16. 



Mrs Eleanor Jones has been appointed 
librarian, beginning May 1, in the place 
of Miss Edna B. Watson, who has re- 
signed. Miss Watson is soon to be mar- 
ried. — Hollywood Citizen. April 17. 

Holtville, Imperial co. 

Holtville Public Library. Mrs E. L. 
Stevenson, Librarian. Established June 1, 
1906. Annual income received from dona- 
tions, entertainments, subscriptions, etc. 
Anniial dues for use of books $1. No 
paid employees. Open to public every day, 
except Wednesday afternoon and Friday 
evening, from 9 a. m. to 9 p. M. Jjocated 
in building erected by Mrs Stevenson, rent 
$25 per month. 4 magazines received reg- 
ularly, of which 3 are for circulation. 
3 newspapers received regularly. Liljrary 
trustees monthly meeting first Tuesday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 200. Total registered 
cardholders 56. 

Imperial, Imperial co. 

Imperial [Free] Public Libr.\ry. 
Mrs D. W. Hatch. Librarian. Estab- 
lished, as Free Public Library, June 17, 
1908 ; opened first to public April 3, 1909. 
Annual income of library, $11,000, received 
fi-om taxation. Two employees. Open to 
public every day except Sundays from 
2 :30 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Located in 
Auditorium Building, rent $20 per month. 
Planning to erect a $10,000 Carnegie 
building. Lot cost $850, the money hav- 
ing been received by subscription. 30 
magazines to be received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 300. 

The formal opening of the library took 
place April 3. Addresses were made by 
Geo. H. P. Shaw, president of the library 
trustees, Mayor Chaplin, Mrs Hatch, 
Mott H. Arnold, secretary of library trus- 
fees, and Mrs R. H. Benton, also a trustee. 

The books of the Free Library (about 
150 vols.) were donated to the Puljlic 
Library. 

Irvington, Alameda co. 

Anderson's Academy Library. Dr 
L. S. Anderson, Librarian. lOstablished 
1905. Income received from school fund. 
No paid emploj'ees. Open to students 
of the academy during school hours. 5 
magazines received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 450. Vols, added 
during Jan.. Feb. and March. 40. by uift. 
Vols, lost 1. 



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Jackson, Amador eo. 

Jackson [Free] Public Library. 
Robert C. Bole. Secretary Library Trus- 
tees. Ordinance passed April 11. 1907; 
trustees appointed May 2. held first meet- 
iu.a- July 2(5. Amount to be received from 
taxation. .fljOo per year. 

A petition to abolish the public library 
will be acted upon at the next meeting 
of the trustees — that in May. As there 
is no opposition, it will doubtless be 
abolished. 

Amador County Law Library. Will- 
iam Going. Librarian. Annual income, 
about $80, received from fees for Hlin.o 
papers in civil suits. Open to public 
from 9 A. M. to •"> p. sr. Located in ("ourc 
House. 

Total no. of vols, about 704. 

Xo additions reported. 

Kerman, Fresno co. 

Kerman Free Library. Henry Kress- 
man. Librarian. Established June 1. 1907. 
(^pen daily for the use of residents of 
Kerman district from 7 a. m. to C) p. ji. 
Located in the office of Fresno Irrigated 
Farms Company. 

Total no. of vols, about 350. Vols. 
added during Jan.. Feb. and March. 20(t. 
by gift. 

Kern City, Kern co. 

Kern [Free] Public Library. Miss 
Anna M. Craig. Librarian. Established 
1890. Annual income of library, $1200, 
received from taxation. Two employees. 
Open to public five days each week from 
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Located in old 
Town Hall. 30 periodicals received reg- 
ularly, of which 20 are for circulation. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols, about 2110. Total 
registered cardholders about 327. 

No statistics received. 

Miss Craig is ill and under the doctor's 
care in Los Angeles. 

La JoUa, San Diego co. 

La Jolla Library Association Li- 
brary. Miss Nina T. Waddell. Librarian. 
Established 1899. Income of library re- 
ceived from donations. Two employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidays, the 
reading room from 8 a. m. to 9 P. M. ; 
for exchange of books. 3 to 4 p. M.. and 
Wednesdav evening from 7 to 8 p. M. 
Owns building, valued at about $800. 27 
periodicals received regularly, of which 2.") 
are for circulation. 6 newspapers received 
reaularlv. Librarv trustees meet upon 
call. 



Total no. of vols, about 1750. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 25, 
by gift. Circulation 1420 : fiction 756 ; 
juvenile 18G ; miscellaneous 484. 

Marine Biological Association of 
San Diego Library. Harry Beal Torrey. 
Librarian. Miss Nina T. Waddell. Assist- 
ant and Acting Librarian. Established 

1905. For the use of the Biological Sta- 
tion especially, but open to the public for 
reference. 

Total no. of vols, about 200' and many 
pamphlets. 

The library is being cataloged l)y Miss 
Waddell. 

Lakeport, Lake co. 

Lakeport Free Public Library. Or- 
dinance passed February 3, 1908. — Clear 
Lake Press, Feb. 8, 1908. 

The librarv trustees appointed are : 
Judge M. S. Savre. Prof. H. N. Caldwell. 
J. P. Utler. Mrs C. F. :Mav and Mrs 
W. W. Page. 

The town has abandoned the public 
library entirely, the town trustees declar- 
ing the form of ordinance passed incor- 
rect. 

Clear Lake Library Association 
Library. Miss Arvilla A. Copenhaver. 
Librarian. Established November 13, 

1906. Annual income received from quar- 
terly fees of 50 cents each and from dona- 
tions. Library open to members, and to 
public upon payment of 10 cents for each 
book. I'se of reading room free. Books 
are issued every day from 2 to 5 : 30 
p. M. : every evening except Sundays from 
7 to 9 : Saturday and ^londay mornings 
from 10 to 12. Rents two rooms for $10 
per month. 20 magazines received regu- 
larly, of which 14 are for circulation. 5 
newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting first Saturday 
in month. 

Total no. of vols. 570. Three most 
popular books : The turn of the road. 
The heart of Hyacinth, The daughter of 
Anderson Crow. 

The names of the new board of the 
Clear Lake Library Association are : 
Judge M. S. Sayre, president, H. S. 
Davidson, vice-president. Prof. J. 1'. 
T'tter. Prof. John Overholser. Joseph W. 
McMillan. 

The association is having catalogs 
pi-inted to circulate, advertising the library. 
The attendance at the reading room is 
increasing quite rapidly. 

A catalog of the books in the library is 
on file at the State Library. 



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Laton, Fresno co. 

Laton Libeaey. Mrs Lua E. Babeock, 
Librarian. Established June, 1902. In- 
come of library received from subscrip- 
tions, etc. One employee, including 
janitor. Library open to public Mondays 
and Thursdays each week from 2 to 5 
p. M. and six evenings from 7 to 9 p. M. 
Owns building, valued at $3000. 15 mag- 
azines received regularly, all of w^hich are 
for circulation. 10 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing first Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 1450. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 49, by gift. 
Total registered cardholders 69. Circula- 
tion 603. Current magazines issues 27. 
Three most popular books : The doctor. 
Double trouble. The girl from Montana. 

The Laton Dramatic Club gave the 
library .$40 in February, and on March 1 
the club donated 41 volumes of new books 
to the library. 



Lincoln, Placer co. 

Lincoln Fbee Public Library. Mrs 
Bertha C. Landis, Librarian. Estab- 
lished January 9, 1906 ; as Free Public, 
January 9, 1906. Annual income of 
library, $684, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 3 :30 
to 4 :30 and 7 :30 to 9 p. m. ; reading room 
open all day and all evening. Rents build- 
ing for $15 per month. A $6000 Carnegie 
building under construction. 1.5 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation three months after received. 
9 newspapers received regularly. Librarv 
trustees monthly meeting first Monday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 1178. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 38 : by pur- 
chase 34 ; gift 4. Vols, discarded 6 ; 
lost 1. Total registered cardholders 327 ; 
added 36 ; renewed 5 ; surrendered 14. 
Circulation 1861. Current magazines 
issued 28. Three most popular books : 
Freckles, The flower of the dusk. The 
barrier. 

Cornerstone of new Carnegie library 
building laid April 3, with the impressive 
ceremony of the Grand Lodge of Masons 
of California. The Lincoln High School 
Baud furnished music for the occasion. 
The cornerstone was the gift of the Cali- 
fornia Granite Company of Rocklin, and 
the workmanship on the stone is the gift 
of Colin Hislop of Rocklin, a former resi- 
dent of Lincoln. 



Livermore, Alameda co. 

LiVEEMOEE Free [Public] Libeaey. 
Mrs S. J. Harp, Librarian. Established 
September, 1896; as Free Public, Sep- 
tember, 1901. Annual income of library, 
$870, received from taxation and rent of 
annex. One employee. Open to public 
every day except legal holidays from 11 
A. M. to 12 M. and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 
P. M. Located in building, rent free. 27 
magazines received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 16 newspapers re- 
ceived regularly. Library trustees 
monthly meeting last Wednesday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 5316. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 96, by 
purchase. Vols, discarded 30. Total 
registered cardholders 473 ; added 21. 
Circulation 2548 : fiction 1853 ; juvenile 
381 ; miscellaneous 69 ; current magazines 
245. Three most popular books : The 
weavers, The traitor. The shepherd of the 
hills. 

A $10,000 Carnegie library building 
being planned, although Mr Carnegie has 
as yet not made the gift. A site has been 
selected at 6th and K streets and the $600 
necessary to buy the site is now being 
collected by the subsci'iption committee 
composed of M. G. Callaghan and Wm. 
Lowenthal. — Livermore Echo, Jan. 21. 

Lodi, San Joaquin co. 

LoDi [Free] Public Libbary. H. S. 
Clark, sr.. Librarian. Established May 1. 
1902 ; as Free Public, February 25, 1907. 
Annual income of library, over .$400, of 
which $254 is received from taxation, and 
$175 from subscriptions. One employee, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day from 9 A. m. to 8 : 30 P. M. Rents 
building for $10 per month. A $9000 
Carnegie building under construction. No 
magazines received regularly at present. 
7 newspapers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 775. Total 
registered cardholders about 125. Circu- 
lation during Jan., Feb. and March, 406. 
Magazines issued 155. 

"Work is being rushed on the new Car- 
negie library building. Contract was let 
in January to J. Lucas, the lowest bidder. 
(Lodi Sentinel, Jan. 16). Work was com- 
menced February 10. (Lodi Sentinel, Feb. 
20). Cornerstone will be laid April 15 
under the auspices of the Masonic Grand 
Lodge. — Sacramento Bee, April 15. 

Rev. W. P. Grant, library trustee, at- 
tended the Annual Meeting of the C. L. A., 
held in Oakland April 15 to 17. 



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Lompoc, Sauta Barbara co. 

LoMPOC [Free] Public Libkaey. Mrs 

Estelle G. White. Librarian. Estab- 
lished as Free Public June 24. 1907. 
Annual income of library, about $900, re- 
ceived from taxation. One employee. Li- 
lirary is free also to out-of-town residents. 
Open to public every daj' except Sundays 
and holidays from 1 : 30 to 5 and 7 to 9 
p. M. Rents building for $100 per year. 
6 magazines received regularly, all, except 
the latest issue, of which are for circu- 
lation. Daily exchanges are obtained 
from newspaper office. Library trustees 
monthly meeting first Monday evening in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 1059. Vols, added 
during Jan.. Feb.. and March, 48 : by 
purchase 14 ; gift 34. Vols, repaired 84 ; 
rebound 5. Total registered cardholders 
471 ; added 48 ; surrendered 4. Circula- 
tion 2289. Magazines issued 232. 

* Woman's Book Club Library. Mr 
L. Henderson, in charge. Established 
1901. Fee 75 cents, dues 10 cents per 
month. 53 members. Open to members 
only at Henderson's drug store. 

Total no. of vols, about 120. 



Long Beach, Los Angeles co. 

Long Beach [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Victoria Ellis, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1895 : as Free Public. 1901. An- 
nual income of library, about $11,000, re- 
ceived from taxation, etc. Five employees. 
Janitor hired by city. One branch. Two 
deposit stations. Open to public every 
day except Sundays from 9 a. m. to 9 
p. M. Located in City Hall. A $45,000 
Carnegie building under construction. 
135 magazines received regularly, of which 
1 to 5 copies of each are for circulation. 
31 newspapers received regularly. Li- 
brary trustees meet Thursday of each 
week. 

Total no. of vols. 14,654. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 1014 : by 
purchase 837 ; gift 172 ; binding 5. Vols, 
discarded 57 ; repaired 1314 ; rebound 235. 
Cardholders added 728 ; renewed 36 ; ex- 
pired 549. Circulation 39,048: fiction 
20,857 ; juvenile 8416 ; miscellaneous 
5781 ; bound magazines 91 ; current maga- 
zines 3903. Vols, in branch library 450 ; 
circulation 1378. Three most popular 
books : The red mouse. Simple Septimus, 
Religion and medicine. 

Rev Charles Pease has presented 98 
volumes of valuable books to the Public 
Library. There are works of religion. 
biography, literature, philosophy and 
music. — Long Beach Tcler/iain, Feb. 9. 



The Public Library has recently com- 
pleted a special card catalog of its music 
collection. — Long Beach Press, March 30. 

The superintendent of construction of 
the new Carnegie library building, J. C. 
Beer, has promised that the building will 
be ready for occupancy May 1. — Long 
Beach Press, April 13. 

Miss Ellis, Mary McKinley, Ida Muu- 
son and Trustee Geo. M. Roe attended the 
meeting of the Sixth District, C. L. A., 
held in San Pedro March 3. 

Miss May Brown and Miss Elizabeth 
Reddell attended the Annual Meeting of 
the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

Lordsburg, Los Angeles co. 

Loedsburg Public Library. Mrs S. 
Ratekin, Librarian. Established 1902 ; 
turned over to the citj' December, 1907, and 
opened again to the public about January, 
1909. Two employees, including janitor. 
Open to public Saturday from 2 :30 to 5 
and 7 to 9 p. M. 10 magazines received 
regularly, all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 502. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 4. Total 
registered cardholders 31 ; added 13 ; re- 
newed 5 ; expired 9 ; surrendered 5. Three 
most popular books : Peter, Mr Crewe's 
career, The little shepherd of Kingdom 
Come. 

Los Angeles, Los Angeles co. 

Los Angeles [Free] Public Library. 
Chas. F. Lummis, Librarian. Estab- 
lished December, 1872 ; as Free Public. 
July, 1891. Annual income of library, 
$106,070, received from taxation. 84 em- 
ployees, including janitors and pages. 
Ten branches and five deposit stations. 
Open to public every week day from 9 
A. M. to 9 :30 p. M.. Sundays and holi- 
days 1 to 9 p. M. No books loaned on 
Sundays and holidays. Rents building 
for $1000 per month. 796 periodicals 
received regularly, of which 177 ai-e for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 117.804. Total 
registered cardholders about 39.000. 

Xo statistics received. 

Dr A. D. Houghton has presented to 
the public library his first edition of 
Buffon's Natural History, in ten volumes. 
This edition is about 100 years old and 
very valuable. — Los Angeles Herald, 
Feb. 16. 

Fred A. Hines was named by Mayor 



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Harper as a member of the board of 
library directors to succeed Willoughby 
Rodman, whose term has expired. — Los 
An.iieles Times. Feb. 17. 

Edward R. O'Neil has bequeathed to 
the public library an original engraving 
by Paul Revere, colored by hand by C. 
Remic. This is a rare and curious print 
of the "Boston Massacre," which orig- 
inally belonged to Solomon Lowe of North 
Yarmouth, Maine. — Los Angeles Pacific 
aiiflocl: Feb. 27. 

Charles F. Lummis has been appointed 
by Governor Curry of New Mexico, one 
of the non-resident regents of the School 
of Archaeology, established at Santa Fe 
under the auspices of the American Insti- 
tute of Archaeology. Mr Lummis is a 
director of the American Institute, and 
he was appointed by Governor Curry as a 
representative of it and of the Southwest 
Society, of which Mr. Lummis is the 
founder. The new school has as its 
museum the historic old palace in the 
plaza at Santa Fe. — Los Angeles Exam- 
iner. March 13. 

The position of principal of branches 
in the public library has been abolished by 
the Library Board. This makes Miss 
Julia Blandy, who held the position, no 
longer a member of the public library 
staff. — Los Angeles Examiner, April 7. 

Henry M. Newmark has been appointed 
a member of the library board by Mayor 
Alexander. — Los Angeles Commercial hiil- 
letin, April IG. 

Marj- Bevans, Miss M. D. Bloomer, 
Laura Cooley, Josephine Dancaster, 
Fannie Dorman, Katherine Hilton, Mrs 
Emilie Jackson, Anna Madison, Susanna 
Ott. Clara Rowell, Alma Scheuble and 
Florence Thornburg attended the meeting 
of the Sixth District, C. L. A., held in 
San Pedro March 3. 

Stella Beckley and Laura S. Hilhs at- 
tended the Annual Meeting of the C. L. A., 
held in Oakland, April 15 to 17. 

Barlow Medical Library. Miss 
Jessie A. Wier, Librarian. Established 
February, 1907. Annual income to be 
received from membership fees of $25 per 
year. Open free to all professional men 
and students every day except Sundays 
and 4 holidays from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. 
The liljrary is essentially for reference, 
but members of the association, under cer- 
tain conditions, are allowed to take out 
literature. The Barlow Medical Library 
Association owns building, which exclusive 
of lot and furnishings cost $22,000. the 
gift of Dr W. Jarvls Barlow, 712 Buena 



Vista street. About 180 medical journals 
received regularly, and of these, 40 are 
foreign. The library subscribes for 30, 
and the rest are the exchanges received by 
two medical journals of Los Angeles. 

The library contains (Feb. 1, 'OS) : 
Books 1809 vols. ; bound journals, etc., 
1004 vols. ; unbound journals (approxi- 
mate) 2000 vols, and parts of vols.; re- 
prints, etc. (approximate) 2186 vols., 
together with a large number of duplicate 
books and journals. 

No additions reported. 

Miss Wier is doing excellent work in 
binding periodicals, having bound 65 since 
last August. 

California Society Sons of the 
Revolution and Society of Colonial 
Wars Library. Holdridge O. Collins, 
Librarian. Established May, 1893. In- 
come received from the society. No paid 
employees. Open to members of the so- 
ciety and those recommended by members 
and to the public for reference Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 :30 to 3 
p. M. Located in hall rented by society. 
620 San Fernando building. 3 periodicals 
received regularlj'. 

Total no. of vols. 800. About 100 
pamphlets. 

Church of the Neighborhood Set- 
tlement Library. Estella Andrews, Li- 
brarian. Established April 1, 1907. No 
income. No paid employees. Open two 
afternoons in each week for two hours 
each. Located in Settlement house (1320 
Wilson ave. ) adjoining church, rent free. 

Total no. of vols. 500. 

* Court of Appeal Library. W. H. 
Morris, Librarian. Established prac- 
tically since March, 1908. Income re- 
ceived from court fees. One employee. 
For use of the appellate judges only. Lo-' 
cated in the International Building. No 
periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 5600. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 26. 

*HiSTORicAL Society of Southern 
California Library. J. M. Guinn, Li- 
brarian. Established Nov. 1, 1883. An- 
nual income, about $200, received from 
membership dues. No paid employees. 
As the rooms in the Court House formerly 
occupied by the library were needed for 
other purposes, books are now stored in a 
fireproof warehouse until suitable quarters 
can be obtained; rent free. 5 periodicals 
received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 1600. 

^Jonathan Club Library. Charles 
Dwight Willard, member of library com- 
mittee. Established 1905. Maintained 
by Jonathan Club and free to members 
only. 

Total no. of vols, about 2000. 

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Lus Angeles Chamber of Mines Li- 
brary. Geo. N. Nolan. Secretary of 
Chamber of Mines, in cliarge. Estab- 
lished August 1908. Maintained by 
Chamber of Mines. Open to members, 
and to the public for reference only, every 
day except Sundays from 9 A. M. to 5 
p. ii. Located at 224 South Spring street. 
About 90 periodicals received regularlv, 
and all the newspapers published in 
Arizona and Nevada. 

Total no. of vols, about 50. 

Los AxGELES City Directory Library. 
II. C. Devereux. Manager. Established 
ISSO. Income received from Company. 
Oi^en to public free for reference, but 
small charge for looking up addresses, etc. 
Located 419-423 American National Bank 
Building, Broadway and Second streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 500, all books 
being directories received in exchange for 
Los Angeles City directories. Only latest 
editions kept, the old ones being sent to 
branches in San Diego and Santa Barbara. 

Los Angeles County Hospital 
Library. Miss Bessie A. Gilbreath, 
Librarian. Established February 22, 
1909. County Supervisors furnished shelv- 
ing and pay librarian. One employee. 
Open to hospital inmates from 9 A. M. 
to 12 Ji. Located in the corridor of 
Ward B-3 of the hospital building. 

Total no. of vols. 125, all donated by 
the Christian Endeavor Society of Los 
Angeles city. Miss Mary M. Bevans. of 
the Los Angeles Public Library, assisted 
in the organization of the new Los Angeles 
County Hospital Library. 

Los Angeles County Law Library. 
Thos. W. Robinson. Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1891. Annual income about .$12,- 
0(X), received from fees for filing jjapers 
in civil suits, and from dues. Three em- 
ployees. Open to public every week day 
from 8 : 30 a. m. to 10 P. M., Sundays 
from 9 A. M. to 1 p. M. Located in rooms 
on eighth floor of International Bank 
building. Spring and Temple streets. 
Quarters will be provided in the new 
county building, the Hall of Records. 

Total no. of vols. 21,000. Vols, added 
during year 1500. 

The library has recently completed files 
of the following: Albany law journal, 
Uarcanl laic revietv. American law regis- 
ter, American laiv revietv, The green hag, 
Central law journal, Weekly reporter, 
Michigan laic review, Yale laiv journal, 
Coluntbia laic revietc. Laic quarterly re- 
vie ic. 



*Los Angeles Military Academy Li- 
brary. A. Mackinnon. Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1894. Income received from the 
Academy, and open to teachers and stu- 
dents only. 

Total no. of vols, about 4000. 

*Los Angeles Railroad Library. 
Mrs T. B. Kennedy, Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 6, 1906. Installed at Divi- 
sion no. 2. It is probable that in time a 
similar library will be installed at Divi- 
sion no. 1. Library is maintained by 
Los Angeles Railway Company, and is 
for trainmen only. 

Total no. of vols. 929. 

No statistics received. 

Metaphysical Library. Eleanor M. 
Reesberg, Secretary and Librarian. Es- 
tablished February, 1902. Each card- 
holder pays 25 cents per month for use of 
books and magazines. Two employees. 
Open to public every week day from 12 
M. to S P. M., Sundays from 1 to 5 P. M. 
Located 611 Grant building. 

Total no. of vols, over 500. Total card- 
holders about 1138. 

In addition to the 500 books for circu- 
lating purposes, metaphysical books are 
for sale at the library. 

Occidental College Library. Miss 
Frances R. Foote. Librarian. Three em- 
ployees, including .janitor. Open to stu- 
dents only every school day from 8 a. m. 
to 5 p. M., and from 7 to 9 P. M. ; Satur- 
days from 9 A. M. to 12 M. Owns Stim- 
son building, valued at $20,000. 60 mag- 
azines and 3 newspapers received regu- 
larly. 

Total no. of vols. 6997. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 410. 1100 
duplicate and discarded books have been 
sold. 

Miss Foote attended the meeting of the 
Sixth District, C. L. A., held in San 
Pedro March 3. 

Polish Library Association Library. 
M. S. Swantek, Librarian. Established 
April 10, i906. Annual income received 
from monthly dues of 10 cents for use of 
books. 40 members. No paid employees. 
Open to public every Thursday from 7 
to 9 p. M. Located at 153 N. Ohio street, 
rent $6 per month. 

Total no. of vols. 300. 

No additions reported. 

Santa Fe Library. Miss Blanch 
Whiting, clerk of hospital. Librarian. Es- 
tablished March. 1907. Income received 
from Santa Fe Hospital Association. No 
paid employees. Open to patients, em- 
ployees and their families, every day from 



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9 A. M. to 9 P. M. Located in Santa Fe 
Hospital. 

Total no. of vols. 403. 

No news items received. 

* Southern California Academy of 
Sciences Library. H. O. Collins, Sec- 
retary. Established 1891. Annual in- 
come received from dues. Open to mem- 
bers only. Located in room 625, San 
Fernando building, Main and Fourth 
streets. 

Total number of books and pamphlets 
about 1500. 

No news items received. 

State Normal School Library. Miss 
Elizabeth H. Fargo, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1881. Income received from Nor- 
mal School fund. Two employees. Open 
to students on school days from 8 a. m. 
to 5 p. M., Saturdays from 9 A. M. to 
12 M. Open to public for reference only. 
Located in Normal School building. Grand 
avenue, corner of Fifth street. 92 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 17,219. 

No additions reported. 

Miss Eleanor Jones attended the meet- 
ing of the Sixth District, C. L. A., held 
in San Pedro March 3. 

Theosophical Library Association 
Library. Mrs M. A. Shepardson, Libra- 
rian. Established 1896. Supported by 
subscriptions, fines, etc. No paid em- 
ployees. Open every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 2 to 4 p. m. Located 
in room 406, Blanchard building, rent $35 
per month. 3 periodicals received regu- 
larly. 

Total no. of vols, about 600. Total 
registered cardholders about 155. Three 
most popular books during Jan., Feb. and 
March : Esoteric Christianity, Ancient 
wisdom, Man visible and invisible. 

*United States Circuit Court Li- 
brary. Wm. M. Van Dyke, Clerk of 
U. S. Circuit Court, in charge. Estab- 
lished January 10, 1887. No paid em- 
ployees. For use of judges and court 
officials only. Located in Tajo building, 
307 W. First street. 

Total no. of vols. 207 (Supreme Court 
reports ) . 

No additions reported. 

University of Southern California. 
College of Liberal Arts Library. 
Miss Sarah K. Miller, Librarian. Miss 
Charlotte M. Brown, Acting Librarian. 
Established 1882. Annual income of 
library, from $1500 to $2000, received 
from University fund and private gifts. 
Two employees and three student assist- 
ants. Open every week day to faculty. 



students and outsiders as far as can be 
accommodated, Monday to Friday from 8 
A. M. to 4 : 30 p. M., Saturday from 8 
A. M. to 12 M. Located in University 
building. Thirty-sixth street and Wesley 
avenue. 65 magazines received regularly, 
all of which, except current numbers, are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 5160, not including 
public documents and about 2000 pam- 
phlets. 

A dictionary card catalog has been 
started, using Library of Congress cards 
when available. 

Miss Brown attended the meeting of the 
Sixth District, C. L. A., held at San 
Pedro, March 3. 

Same. College of Dentistry. 
George H. Gushing Library. William 
Bebb, Librarian. Established 1892. A 
reference library for use of students only. 

Total no. of vols about 514. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 14, 
by purchase. 

Same. College of Fine Arts Li- 
brary. Pearl Judson, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1907. Open daily for the use of 
students only. One employee. Located 
in College of Fine Arts Building, 212 
Thorne street. 

Total no. of vols, about 300. 

No additions reported. 

Same. College of Law Library. 
Mrs M. A. Norman, Librarian. Gavin W. 
Craig, Secretary. Established 1897. Two 
employees. Open every day except Sun- 
days from 7 :30 A. M. tp 9 :30 P. M. 
Located on Fifth FIoox", Pacific Mutual 
Building, corner Third and Hill streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 1700. 

No additions reported. 

Same. College of Medicine. See 
Barlow Medical Library. In February, 
1907, the 10,000 vols, of the College of 
Medicine were presented to the Barlow 
Medical Library. 

The medical department of the Uni- 
versity of Southern California has been 
turned over to the University of Cali- 
fornia. 

*Westlake School for Girls Li- 
brary. Miss F. de Laguna, Librarian. 
Established September, 1904. Supported 
by the School for the use of students only. 
Located in School building. 20 periodicals 
received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 1500. 

*WooDLAWN W. C. T. U. Circulating 
Library. Mrs C. A. Cale, Librarian. 
Established July, 1906. Annual income 
about $61.35, all donated by friends of 
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One carrier. Open to any one acces- 
sible on the carriers' prescribed routes. 
100 library members. Located in a pri- 
vate house (3737 Adair street), rent free. 
20 periodicals received regularly, all of 
which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 140. Total 
registered cardholders about 36. 

No statistics received. 

Los Gatos, Santa Clara co. 

Los Gatos [Free] Public Libeary. 
Miss Henri A. Rankin, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1898; as Free Public, 1898. 
Annual income of library, $1199, received 
from taxation. Two employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except legal holidays from 10 a. m. to 12 
M. and from 2 to 5 :B0 and 7 to 9 P. M. ; 
Sundays from 2 :30 to 4 :30 p. M. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $10,000. 28 
magazines received regularly, of which 27 
are for circulation. 13 newspapers re- 
ceived regulai'Iy. Library trustees 
monthly meeting first Monday in month 
at 4 p. M. 

Total no. of vols. 3853. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 118 : by 
purchase 80 ; gift 38. Vols, rebound 101. 
Total registered cardholders 1021 ; added 
69 ; surrendered 10. Circulation 4293 : 
fiction 2089 ; juvenile 1330 : miscellaneous 
576 ; current magazines 298. 

On February 1 City Attorney R. R. 
Bell was made a library trustee, vice 
D. P. Schuler, resigned. W. H. B. 
Trantham was re-elected secretary and 
Rev C. E. Irons, Miss Cohen and Miss 
Van Meter took their seats for the year. — • 
San Jose Mercury, Feb. 2. 

Coffee Clue Library. Mrs S. W. 
Rice, manager. Has about 150 books — 
open as reading room only — free. 

Los Molinos, Tehama co. 

Los Molinos Land Company Li- 
brary. No librarian. Established De- 
cember 1, 1907. Supported by the Los 
Molinos Land Co. Open free to all set- 
tlers on Los Molinos lands every week day 
from 8 A. M. to 5 p. m. and from 7 to 9 
p. M. Located in the office of the Land 
Company. About 15 magazines and news- 
papers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 

McCloud, Siskiyou co. 

McCloud Club Library. Mary H. 
Kehoe, Librarian. Established September 
10, l906. Annual income of library, 
about $180, received from dues, etc. Fee, 
50 cents per month. 58 members. One 
employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays from 2 :30 to 5 and 7 to 



8 p. M. Reading and reference room free 
to public, but some of the books are free 
to members only. Located in building- 
furnished free of charge by McCloud 
River Lumber Company. 

Total no. of vols, about 940. 

No statistics received. 

Madera, Madera co. 

Madera Free Library. Established 
1901. Destroyed (about 20OO vols.) by 
fire December 24, 1906. 

No news items received. 

Madera County JjAyf Library. F. A. 
Fee, Librarian. Established May, 1893; 
destroyed (about 450 vols.) by fire De- 
cember 24, 1906 ; reestablished 1907. In- 
come received from $2 fees for filing 
papers. No paid employees. Open at all 
hours. Located in Court House. 9 peri- 
odicals received regularly. Library trus- 
tees meet at call of president. 

Total no. of vols. 1118. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 315. 

Mariposa, Mariposa co. 

Mariposa County Law Library. 
Judge J. J. Trabucco, Trustee. Estab- 
lished 1894. Income about $100, received 
from $1 fees for filing papers in civil 
suits. No paid employees. Open to 
public from 9 A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in 
Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 392. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 2. 

Markleeville, Alpine co. 

Alpine County Law Library. Frank 
Smith, County Clerk, in charge. Estab- 
lished 1880. Income received from $1 
fees for filing papers in civil suits and 
from contributions. No paid employees. 
Open daily, except holidays, from 9 a. m. 
to 5 p. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 

No additions reported. 

Martinez, Contra Costa co. 

Martinez Free Reading Room and 
Library. Mrs Jennie I. Hale, Librarian. 
Mrs .Mary J. Gillpatrick, Assistant and 
Acting Librarian. Established October, 
1885. Annual income of library, about 
$1300, received from subscriptions, etc. 
One paid employee. Open to public for 
reference, to members of the association 
for lending and to the public for lending 
upon payment of 25 cents per month for 
the family, every day except Sundays 
from, 2 to 5 and 6 : 30 to 9 p. m. Owns 
building, valued at $7500. 23 magazines 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation after first month. 1 news- 
paper received regularly. Library trus- 



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tees monthly meeting first Tuesday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 2762. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 34, by pur- 
chase. Circulation 1923: fiction 1109; 
juvenile 510; miscellaneous 43; current 
magazines 261. 

Contra Costa County Law Library. 
Wm. S. Wells, Judge of Superior Court, 
in charge. Established 1S92. Annual in- 
come, about .$290, received from $1 fees 
for filing papers in civil suits. Open to 
public every day except Sundays from 9 
A. M. to 5 P. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 763. 

No additions reported. 

*De La Salle Institute Library. 
Brother Jasper, Librarian. Established 
1879. Supported by the Institute and 
for the use of the Institute only. 6 peri- 
odicals received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 2100. Total 
no. of cardholders about 40. 



Marysville, Yuba co. 

Marys viLLE City [Free Public] Li- 
brary. Miss Mary E. Subers. Librarian. 
Established 1858 ; as Free Public, April, 
1900. No library tax, but city pays 
librarian's salary, lighting expenses, etc. 
Income for books derived from interest 
on bequests. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays, Monday to Friday 
from 10 A. M. to 12 m. and from 2 to 
4 : 30 and 7 to 9 p. M. ; Saturdays from 2 
to 4 : 30 and 7 to 9 P. M. ; Sundays read- 
ing room open from 2 to 4 : 30 P. M. 
Owns building, valued at $75,000. 77 
periodicals received regularly, of which 
32 are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 8000. 

No statistics received. 

Yuba County Law Library. J. G. 
McLellen. Librarian. Annual income, 
about $200, received from $1 fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. Open every 
week day from 9 A. m. to 5 P. M. Lo- 
cated in court room. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 

No additions reported. 

Mendocino, ]\lendocino co. 

Mendocino Library Association 
Reading Room. F. W. Beach, Pres. of 
Association. Established July 6, 1908. 
Annual income, about $400, received from 
subscriptions. One employee. Open to 
public every evening except Sunday from 
7 to 9 : 30 P. M. Located in Murray 
building, rent $15 per month. 5 maga- 
zines received regularly, all of which are 



for circulation. 12 newspapers received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 60. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 28, by 
gift. Total registered cardholders 69. 

Miss Esther Fisk, the Secretary of the 
Association, has moved away. Her suc- 
cessor has not been elected yet. 

Menlo Park, San Mateo co. 

*St. Patrick's Seminary Library. 
Rev E. Godon, S. S.. Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1898. Supported by the Seminary 
and for its use only. As the building in 
which the library was located was de- 
stroyed by the earthquake, and has only 
recently been repaired, full data can not 
be sent at present. 11 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 8000. 

The library is being cataloged. 

Merced, Merced co. 

Merced Free Reading Room. Mrs 
L. H. Wolfsen, President W. C. T. U., 
in charge. Established by W. C. T. U. 
June 18, 1908. Income received from 
subscriptions. Located in a room three 
doors north of the Post Office on Canal 
street. 

Total no. of vols, not known. 

George Hicks Fancher Memorial 
Free [Public] Library. J. W. Knox, 
President Library Trustees. Established 
August 21, 1905. Annual income of 
library $1600, received from taxation. 

No books as yet. 

$4056 on hand. Tax levy brings in 
about $1600 annually. 

Library trustees are awaiting the de- 
cision of the Supreme Court in $25,000 
bequest. 

The Supreme Court had a rehearing of 
the Fancher library case in Sacramento. 
November 10. It may be several months 
before the matter is finally determined. — 
Merced Sun, Nov. 11. 

*Ladies Library Club. Mrs N. L. A. 
Cody, Librarian. Established January. 
1901. Annual income received from mem- 
bership dues of $1.50 per year. Open to 
members only every day except Sundays 
from 7 :30 A. m. to 9 p. M. Located in 
Cody's Drug Store, rent free. 

Total no. of vols 500. 

The books will ultimately be given to 
the Merced Public Library when it is 
well started. 

INIerced County Law Library. H. S. 
Shaffer, District Attorney, in charge. 
Established about 1894. Annual income, 
about $100, received from $1 fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. No paid 
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exceiiT Sundays from 9 a. m. to 5 P. M. 
Located iu Court House. No periodicals 
received regularly. Annual meeting- of 
liln-ary trustees June 1. 

Total no. of vols. 1600. Vols, added 
during Jan.. Feb. and ^larcb. 30. 

Mill Valley, ]\Iarin eo. 

Mill Valley [Free] Public Library. 
I\Iiss Lillian Gardner. Librarian. Estab- 
lished as Free Public October 13. 1908. 
Annual income to be received from tax- 
ation. One emplo.vee. Open to public 
Mondays. Wednesdays and Saturdays 
from 2:30 to 5 p. m. On April '2t the 
library moved into the Town Hall from 
the Outdoor Art Club building. Xo mag- 
azines received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting second ^Monday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. T.IO. all donated. 
The (iOO vols, of the Free Library have 
been presented to the Public Library. 

The town trustees have advanced ^3€0 
for current expenses this .vear. 

Miss Gardner is now classifying and 
arranging the books. 

Miss Gardner attended the anntial meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
l.j to IT. 



Mills College, Alameda co. 

Margaret Carnegie Library. Miss 
Anna L. Sawyer. Librarian. Established 
1SS4. Annual income of library, $1000. 
received from endowment fund. One 
employee. Open to students and faculty 
every school day. Monday to Thursday 
from S A. M. to 9 P. si., Friday from 9 
A. >r. to 4 p. M. Salary of librarian is 
paid from school fund, library endowment 
fund being used for books only. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $28,000. 40 
magazines received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation to the facult.v and 20 
to students. 7 newspapers received reg- 
ularly. 

Total no. of vols. 9300. Vols, added 
during Jan.. Feb. and March, 522 : by 
purchase 140 : gift 338 : binding 44. Vols, 
repaired 4 ; rebound 13 : lost 1. Three 
most popular books : The awakening of 
Helena Ritchie. Life's handicap. Merry 
men. 

Miss Tolman, a sister of Mrs Mills, has 
made additional gifts to the library this 
year, and 15 volumes of American minor 
poets have been received from Mrs Edgar 
Collins of Goldfield, also 3 volumes from 
Harold Weston and 3 from Miss Henry. 
About 20 volumes were presented by the 
senior Seminarv class. 



The salary of the librarian has been 
increased. 

The class iu bibliography is doing good 
work. 

Miss Sawyer attended the meeting of 
the Third District, C. L. A., held iu Ala- 
meda January 15, and the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

Modesto, Stanislaus co. 

Modesto [Free] Public Library. 
Mrs Blanche Bates, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1905 ; as Free Public. September 4. 
1907. Annual income of library, $1500, 
received from taxation. Two employees. 
Open to public everj' day ; week days 
from 1 :80 to 5 :30 and 7 to 9 p. M., 
Sundays as reading room only from 2 to 
5 p. M. Rents rooms for $32.50 ])er 
mouth. 21 magazines received regularly, 
none of which are for circulation. 7 
newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting first Monday iu 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 1600. Vols, added 
during Jan.. Feb. and March, 123, by 
purchase. Total registered cardholders 
624 : added 93 ; surrendered 12. Circula- 
tion 2313 : fiction 1948 : juvenile 240 ; 
miscellaneous 125. Current magazines 
issued 249. Three, most popular books : 
The trail of the lonesome pine. The shep- 
herd of the hills. Peter. 

The 101 books purchased iu March were 
with the tag day money. 

The magazines circulated are the ones 
donated to the library. 

Mrs Bates attended the annual meeting 
of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 15 
to 17. 

Stanislaus County Law Library. 
J. W. Hawkins, Librarian. Income re- 
ceived from $1 fees for filing papers iu 
civil suits. No paid employees. Open 
from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Located in Court 
House. No periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 1500. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, about 
45. 

Monrovia, Los Angeles co. 

Monrovia [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Ellyn T. Hill, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1893; as Free Public, 1894. An- 
nual income of library, $1000, received 
from taxation. Three employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except Sundays from 10 :30 A. M. to 8 :30 
P. Ji. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$10,000. 52 magazines received regularly, 
of which 51 are for circulation. 4 news- 
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Total no. of vols. 4002. Vols, added 
during- Jan., Feb. and March, 80 : by pur- 
chase 76 ; gift 3 ; binding 1. Vols, dis- 
carded 4 ; repaired 59. Total registered 
cardholders 1064 ; added 118. Circulation 
4005: fiction 2333; juvenile 1171; mis- 
cellaneous 435 ; bound magazines 66. 
Current magazines issued 1113. Three 
most popular books : Peter, The trail of 
the lonesome pine, Mr Crewe's career. 

Miss Hill attended the meeting of the 
Sixth District, C. L. A., held in San 
Pedro March 3, and the Annual Meeting 
of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 15 
to 17. 

Monterey, Monterey co. 

Monterey Fbee Public Libkaey. 
Miss Etta Eckhardt, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1901 ; as Free Public, February 6, 
1906. Annual income of library, about 
$1665, received from taxation. Two em- 
ployees, including janitor. Open to pub- 
lic every day except Sundays from 2 to 
5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Rents building for 
$30 per month. A $10,000 Carnegie 
building under consideration. 30 maga- 
zines received regularly, of which 26 are 
for circulation. 4 newspapers received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 2227. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 169 : by 
purchase 91 ; gift 83 ; U. S. Government 
documents 7 ; binding 38. Vols, discarded 
1. Total registered cardholders 1014 ; 
added 98 ; surrendered 17. Circulation 
3885: fiction 2917; juvenile 619; miscel- 
laneous 231 ; bound magazines 11 ; cur- 
rent magazines 107. Three most popular 
books : The trail of the lonesome pine, 
The circular staircase, Peter. 

About 12 German books have been pre- 
sented to the library by A. E. Coffers. — 
Monterey Cypress, Feb. 3. 

Presidio of Monterey. Post Li- 
brary. John M. Moose, Librarian. Es- 
tablished September, 1902. Annual 
income of library, $90, received from 
Federal Government to be used for peri- 
odical literature. One employee. Open 
to public every day, reading room from 
7 :30 A. M. to 11 p. M., for exchange of 
books from 6 to 9 p. m. 19 periodicals 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 1080. 

No additions reported. 

Mount Hamilton, Santa Clara co. 

Lick Observatory Library. Dr R. G. 
Aitken, Librarian. Established 1S8S. 
Annual income of library, about $300, 



received from Lick Observatory budget. 
No paid employees. Open every day, 24 
hours each. About 29 periodicals received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 6900. 

No additions reported. 

Mountain View, Santa Clara co. 

Mountain View [Free] Public Li- 
brary. Miss Laura Graham, Librarian. 
Established April, 1905 ; as Free Public. 
September 20, 1905. Annual income of li- 
brary, about $400, received fi'om taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 2 to 6 
and 7 to 9 p. M. Rents building for $12 
per month. 14 magazines received regu- 
larly, all of which are for circulation. 4 
newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting first Tuesday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 636. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 17 : by pur- 
chase 4 ; gift 13. Total registered card- 
holders 436 ; added 26. Circulation 1611. 
Three most popular books : The crossing, 
The crisis, Richard Carvel. 

On February 12 a dance will be given 
by the Mountain View High School for 
the benefit of the public library. — Mt. 
View Leader, Jan. 16. 

The Mt. View Woman's Club has do- 
nated a set of the New International 
Encyclopedia in 21 volumes to the public 
library. The club purchased these books 
with money derived from its recent en- 
tertainment and bazaar. — Mt. View 
Leader, April 3. 

Napa, Napa co. 

Goodman [Free Public] Library. 
C. B. Seeley, Librarian. Established 
1885; as Free Public. 1885. Annual in- 
come of library, $3891.52, $3781.99 re- 
ceived from taxation, and $109.53 from 
other sources. Six employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
holidays from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M., Sundays 
from 2 to 5 p. M. Owns building, valued 
at $15,000. 53 magazines received regu- 
larly, of which 8 are for circulation. 10 
newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting second Monday 
in month. 

Total no. of vols. 9315. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 110 : by 
purchase 99 ; gift 11. Vols, discarded 35 ; 
repaired 60 ; lost 3. Total registered 
cardholders 3355 ; added 64. Circulation 
8235: fiction 4533; juvenile 3100; mis- 
cellaneous 602. Three most popular 
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The fruit of the tree, The lure of the 
mask. 

Mis8 Lulu F. Hunt, First Assistant 
Librarian, has been granted a three 
months' leave of absence on account of 
ill health. Two temporary assistantships 
were created, and Miss Perua Ingemund- 
sen, who has been acting as assistant to 
Librarian Seeley, was chosen to fill the 
position of Second Assistant, and Miss 
Lady Johnson Third Assistant. — Napa 
■Journal, Jan. 26. 

The basement of the library is divided 
into a sitting room, dining room and 
kitchen for the accommodation of the 
country people. An attendant is in 
charge, and there are facilities for mak- 
ing tea and coffee. In season the table 
is supplied with fruit by the fruit growers 
who patronize the room. — Napa Register, 
March S. 

* Eagle Cycling Club Library. Louis 
M. Rossi, Librarian. Established Novem- 
ber, 1903. annual income of library, 
about $150, received from membership 
fees. No paid employees. Open to mem- 
bers only every da.v from 9 A. Ji. to 11 
p. M. Owns building, valued at $6000. 
12 periodicals received regularly, none of 
which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 846. Total 
registered cardholders about 160. 

No statistics received. 

Napa County Law Library. Herbert 
W. Whittou, Librarian. Established 
January, 1902. Annual income, about 
$300, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. One employee. 
Open to public from 10 A. M. to 4 p. M. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1400. 

No additions reported. 

Napa State Hospital Library. W. 
H. Martin, Librarian. Established 1877. 
No regular income, the library receiving 
only donations. No paid employees. For 
the use of patients and employees, and 
open at all hours. Located in the main 
hospital building. No periodicals received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 100. all old books. 

Several years ago $25 per year was 
allowed for books, but this lasted only a 
short time. 

National City, San Diego co. 

National City- Free Public Library. 
Mrs Sarah C. Dickinson, Librarian. Es- 
tablished about September, 1895 ; as Free 
Public. July, 1S96. Annual income of 



library. $825, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except legal holidays, week days from 2 
to 5 p. m., Sundays from 3 to 5 P. M., and 
three evenings each week from 7 to 9. 
Located in City Hall, rent free. A $10.- 
000 Carnegie building promised. 34 mag- 
azines received regularly, of which 33 are 
for circulation. 2 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing first Tuesday of month at 9 A. M. 

Total no. of vols. 3671. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 89 : by 
purchase 79 ; gift 5 ; binding 5. Vols, 
repaired 110 ; rebound 32 ; lost 1. Total 
registered cardholders 1018 ; added 39 : 
surrendered 13. Circulation 1958. Cur- 
rent magazines issued 301. 

Annual income is to be $1000. in ac- 
cordance with conditions of a gift from 
Carnegie. 

Andrew Carnegie has agreed to give 
$10,000 for a library building on the 
usual conditions. — National City Califor- 
nia news, Feb. 20. 

It is proposed to vote bonds for $12,000 
for purchase and improvement of a 
library and park site. It is undecided 
whether to select as site one block or a 
fifteen-acre tract. Bond election will 
probably be held May 11. — San Diego 
Sun, April 20. 

Needles, San Bernardino co. 

Santa Fe Library. Mrs J. L. Davis, 
Librarian. Established 1903. One em- 
ployee. Open to railroad employees and 
their families every daj^ from 8 :30 A. M. 
to 10 p. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 695. 

No statistics received. 

Nevada City, Nevada co. 

Nevada City Free [Public] Library 
and Reading Room. Mrs Melissa Fuller, 
Librarian. Established February 20, 
1902 ; as Free Public, February 20, 1902. 
Annual income of library, $1200, received 
from taxation. Two employees, no jan- 
itor. Open to public every day except 
Christmas and Fourth of July, week days 
from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m., Sundays and holi- 
days from 2 to 5 p. m. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $10,000. 19 magazines 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 4 newspapers received reg- 
ularly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
third Tuesday of month. 

Total no. of vols, about 4000. Vols. 
added during Jan.. Feb. and March, 84. 
Total registered cardholders 1801 : added 
83. Circulation 4720 : fiction 3210 ; juve- 
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popular books : The stroke oar. The 
mystery, Ancestors. 

Nevada County Law Library. 
George L. Jones, Librarian. Established 
September 29, 1892. Income received 
from $1 fees for filing papers in civil 
suits. Open to public every day from 
9 A. M. to 5 p. M., except Saturday after- 
noon and Sunday. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols. 1030. Current vols. 
Reporter system added during Jan., Feb. 
and March. 

The Supervisors have ordered the room 
formerly, occupied by the county surveyor 
to be renovated for the use of Nevada 
Count}^ Law Library. The room is next 
to the chambers of the Superior Judge, in 
which the library has heretofore been 
kept. — Nevada City Miner-Transcript, 
Jan. 12. 

Newcastle, Placer co. 

Good Templar Library. Alfarata R. 
Hall, Librarian. Established February 
19, 1903. Maintained by Good Templar 
Lodge. Open to public every day except 
Sundays from 7 :30 A. m. to 6 p. M. 
Located in an office in I. O. G. T. building. 

Total no. of vols, about 700. 

No statistics received. 

Newman, Stanislaus co. 

West Side Library. Mrs A. Sartoris, 
Librarian. Established 1908. Income re- 
ceived from contributions and from 
Woman's Improvement Club. One em- 
ployee. Open to the public every day 
from 1 to 8 p. M. Located in room, rent 
$15 a month. About 10 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 30. 

No additions reported. 

Niles, Alameda co. 

NiLES Free Library. No librarian. 
Established January 10, 1900. Annual 
income of library, $60, received from rent 
of building, valued at $500, which it owns. 

Total no. of vols. 1800. Total no. of 
registered cardholders 40. 

As the necessarj' funds are lacking the 
library may not be opened again for 
some time. 

Nordhoff, Ventura co. 

George Thacher Memorial Free 
Library. Miss Zaidee E. Soule, Li- 
brarian. Established September 9, 1893. 
Annual income of library, about $430. 
received from public subscriptions. One 
employee. Open to public Tuesday, 
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 
afternoons and one evening each week, in 



winter afternoons from 3 to 5 p. ii.. in 
summer afternoons from 4 to <> p. M., 
evenings from 7 to 8 :30 p. m. Owns 
building, valued at $500. 11 magazines 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation after one month. 1 newsuaper 
received regularly. Library trustees meet 
every three months. 

Total no. of vols, about 2430 (cata- 
loged). Vols, added during Jan., Feb. 
and March, 209 : by gift 1 ; cataloging 208. 
Vols, discarded 2. Total registered card- 
holders 1124 ; added 22. Circulation 438 : 
fiction 311 : juvenile 47 ; miscellaneous 80. 
Magazines issued 57. Three most popular 
books : Eight cousins. The loves of Miss 
Anne, History of the Girondists. 

Kent Library-. Thacher School 
FOR Boys. A student acts as librarian. 
P^'or use of students. Open daily from 8 
A. M. to 10 p. M. Located in a small 
building, valued at $500. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

North Fork, i\Iadera co. 

Forest Rangers" or Sierra North 
Reserve Library. Charles Howard 
Shinn, Librarian. Established January. 
1905. Income received from fines and 
gifts. For the use of forest rangers and 
their families. Located in Government 
office, and open daily from 10 a. m. to 
10 p. M. 

Total no. of vols. 150. and 250 pam- 
phlets. 

No statistics received. 

Oakdale, Stanislaus co. 

Oakdale Public Library. Miss Es- 
tella Hoisholt, Librarian. Established 
September, 1901. Annual income of 
library, about $60, received from dues and 
entertainments. Fee, $1 per year. <Jne 
employee. Open to public every Saturday 
from 2 to 4 p. M. Located in Grammar 
School building, rent free. No periodicals 
received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 980. Total 
registered cardholders about 36. 

No statistics received. 

Oakland, Alameda co. 

Oakland Free Public Library. Chas. 
S. Greene. Librarian. Established 1868 : 
as Free Public. 1878. Annual income of 
library, .$45,000, received from taxation. 
18 employees (including janitors) and 5 
substitutes. 6 branch libraries. Open to 
public every day except Sundays and 
legal holidays from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $150.- 
000. Rents 6 branch rooms for $150.50 
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magazines received regularly, in addition 
to which are 117 duplicates for circula- 
tion. Library trustees monthly meeting 
lirst Tuesday evening of month. 

Total no. of vols. G1.39T. Vols, added 
during Jan.. Feb. and March. 1406: by 
purchase 1343 ; gift 42 ; binding SI. Vols, 
discarded 135 : vols, rebound 779. Total 
registered cardholders 27.863 : added 
1275 : surrendered oS. Circulation 65.- 
1S6 : fiction 34,537 : juvenile 14.103 ; mis- 
cellaneous 16.546. Bound and current 
magazines issued 4770. Vols, in branch 
stations 4820 : circulation 21,424. Three 
most popular books : The trail of the 
lonesome pine. Peter, The testing of 
Diana Mallory. 

Miss Alice G. Tripp. Assistant Refer- 
ence Librarian for three years, died 
February 16. 1908. — San Francisco Call. 
Feb. IS." 

Miss Grace Wythe, Miss Kate Whitten 
and Miss Mabel Thomas were appointed 
from substitutes to regular attendants 
March 2. Miss Whitten takes the place 
of Miss Tripp. — San Francisco Chronicle. 
March 4. 

On Thursday next the work of trans- 
ferring 20,000 volumes from the delivery 
and reference rooms to the new three- 
story stack room will be begun. The 
capacity of the stack room is 45,000 
volumes. — San Francisco Chronicle. 
March IS. 

Mayor Mott appointed the following 
lil)rary trustees March 31 ; Dr O. T. Wil- 
son. F. M. Parcells, John A. Brewer, 
Charles Quale and J. A. Morrow, the 
appointments to take effect April 1. 
These men were recently elected, but 
under the new amendments to the charter 
have to be appointed as well as elected 
before taking office. — Oakland Tribune. 
March 31. 

James A. Morrow drew the short term 
as library trustee, his time expiring July 
1. J. A. Brewer will hold office for fif- 
teen months, and the other trustees' terms 
will expire in two years. The board will 
have charge of the new public museum 
to be opened this year. — Oakland Tribune. 
April 7. 

The Alden reading room, a branch of 
the Oakland Free Library, will open in 
its new building. Telegraph and Clare- 
mont avenues. April 12. — Oakland Tri- 
bune. April 10. 



The annual "wildtiower day" will be 
held in the children's room this after- 
noon. Hundreds of school children have 
gathered flowers for the occasion. — San 
Francisco Examiner, April 17. 

Mr Greene attended the meeting of the 
First District, C. L. A., held in Alameda 
January 15. 

The following attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17 : Mr and Mrs Charles S. 
Greene. F. I. Bamford. Florence E. 
Browne, Jane M. Fenton. Martha E. 
Haven. Edith A. Hibberd, Mrs G. A. Hill. 
Katherine D. Jones, Mrs C. K. Louder- 
back, Estella P. Mincher. Mrs Elizabeth 
Ross. Mrs I. M. Sterling, Ruth L. Ter- 
pening, Mabel W. Thomas, R. J. Tupper. 
Kate L. Whitten, and also Trustees J. A. 
Brewer. J. A. Morrow, F. M. Parcells 
and O. T. Wilson. 

Alameda County Law Library. Miss 
Claire C. Cushing, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1891. Annual income from $3000 
to .$4000. received from .$1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. One employee. 
Open to public Monday to Friday from 
9 A. M. to 5 P. M.. Saturdays from 9 a. m. 
to 12 M. Located in Court House. Li- 
brary trustees annual meeting first Tues- 
day in January. 

Total no. of vols about 10,564. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 200. 

California College Library. Estab- 
lished 1887. Income received from Col- 
lege funds. Five employees. Open to 
students and the public every daj^ except 
Sundays from 9 a. m. to 3 p. M. Main- 
tains a public document room and a read- 
ing room. Located at Fourteenth avenue 
and East Twenty-eighth street. 

Total no. of vols, about 7000. 

Earle G. Linsley is no longer librarian, 
and the first of January his successor had 
not been appointed. 

College of the Holy Names Library. 
Sister Mary Geraldine, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1886. Supported by the College 
and for the use of its students. Open 
every day except Sundays from 9 A. M. to 
9 p. M. Located in College building. 

Total no. of vols. 4138. 

Oakland Directory Library. C. B. 
Stanley, Superintendent Post-Husted Di- 
rectory Co., in charge. Made up entirely 
of directories received in exchange. E"'ree 
to the public for reference only. Located 
in Husted Directories office, 906 Broad- 
waj\ 

Total no. of vols. 400. 



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St. Mary's College Libeary. Brother 
R. Bernard, Librarian. Established 1868. 
Income of library received from fees of 
students. No paid employees. Open 
daily during study hours. Principally 
for use of students. 36 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, about half of vrhich are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 3000. 

No additions I'eported. 

Oak Park, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. H. H. Beauchamp, Custodian. 
Total no. of vols. 150. 

Oak Park Free Library. Geo. 
Ormsby, Librarian. Established about 
1896. Closed about 1901. Reestablished 
September 17, 1907. Open to public 
Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p. M. Located at 
Thirty-third street and Cypress avenue. 

Total no. of vols, about 800. 

No statistics received. 



Oceanside, San Diego co. 

OcEANsiDE [Free] Public Library. 
H. D. Brodie, Librarian. Established 
December 13, 1904 ; as Free Public, 
December 13, 1904. Annual income of 
library, $957.02, received from taxation. 
No paid employees. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidays from 
8 A. M. to 12 M. and 1 to 4 p. m. Located 
in room occupied by City Clerk Brodie, 
rent $5 per month. No periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. Library trustees monthly 
meeting first Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 2626. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 171 : by 
purchase 149 ; gift 22. Circulation 1686 : 
fiction 1293 ; miscellaneous 393. 

Ontario, San Bernardino co. 

Ontario [Free] Public Library. 
Miss K. A. Monroe. Librarian. Estab- 
lished about 1885 ; as Free Public, March, 
1902. Annual income of library, $1800, 
received from taxation. Two employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except holidays ; week days from 
2 to 9 P. M., Sundays, reading room only, 
from 3 to 6 P. M. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at $12,000. 43 magazines (not 
including duplicates) received regularly, 
and 10 duplicates, which are for circula- 
tion. 1.5 newspapers received regularly. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Monday in mouth. 

Total no. of vols. 3926. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 68 : by pur- 
chase 67 ; binding 1. Vols, discarded 7 ; 
repaired 60 ; rebound 150. Total regis- 
tered cardholders 1304 ; added 122 ; sur- 
rendered 52. Circulation 0027 : fiction 



3320 ; juvenile 1292 ; miscellaneous 754 ; 
current magazines 661. 

Landscape gardening improvements are 
progressing on the public library grounds. 
— Ontario Record, March 11. 

Orange, Orange co. 

Orange Free Public Library. Mrs 
Anna C. Field, Librarian. Established 
June, 1885 ; as Free Public, January, 
1894. Annual income of library, $1200, 
received from taxation. Two employees, 
including janitor.. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidays from 
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $10,000. 35 periodicals 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation except for reference work. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Wednesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 4633. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 62 : by pur- 
chase 54 ; gift 8. Vols, repaired 615. 
Total registered cardholders about 809 ; 
added 66. Circulation 5391. Three most 
popular books : The trail of the lonesome 
pine, Ramona, Through Ramona's coun- 
try. 

Orcutt, Santa Barbara co. 

Orcutt Free Reading Room. No 
librarian. Mrs H. G. Burrows inter- 
ested. Established August, 1908. No in- 
come. No paid employees. Open for the 
use of the public at all times. Located 
in building owned by a ladies' society of 
Orcutt, rent free. 15 magazines and 2 
newspapers received regularly. 

No books as yet. 

The money to make the start was do- 
nated. 

Oroville, Butte co. 

Oroville [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Ida M. Reagan, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1903; as Free Public, October 8, 
1906. Annual income of library, $2300, 
received from taxation. Three employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
week day from 9 a. m. to 9 : 30 p. M. ; 
Sundays from 1 to 9 : 30 P. M. Owns 
building, valued at $4000. 47 magazines 
received regularlj-, all of which except 
current numbers are for circulation. 10 
newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting first Tuesday 
in month at 7 : 30 P. M. 

Total no. of vols. 2961. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and JNIarch, 123 : by 
purchase 73 ; gift 50. Vols, discarded 11 ; 
repaired 212. Total registered cardhold- 
ers 653 ; added 112 ; renewed 122 ; ex- 
pired 2.39 : surrendered 15. Circulation 
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laneous 235. Current magazines issued 
188. Three most popular books : The 
trail of the lonesome pine, The flower of 
the dusk, The barrier. 

At the meeting of the library trustees 
March 2. Miss Reagan's salary was in- 
creased $10 per month a-nd Miss Brandt's 
$5, the increase to begin February 1. 

Owing to increased assessed valuation 
of property in Oroville, the library ap- 
propriation for 1909 amounts to $2306.95 
against $2001.64 in 1908. 

On March 1 Miss Caroline Sexton re- 
signed from the board of library trustees. 
Mrs G. W. Braden has been appointed to 
succeed her. 

On March 1 Miss Laura Rickets, a 
High School student, entered the library 
as an apprentice. 

Miss Reagan attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

Butte County Law Library. Geo. 
F. Le Rossignol, Librarian. Reorganized 
June 3, 1907. Annual income, about 
$300, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. One employee. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
fi-om S A. M. to 5 P. 51. Located in Court 
House. Library trustees regular meeting 
first day in quarter. 

Total no. of vols. 2520. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 20. 



Oxnard, Ventura co. 

OxNARD [Free] Public Library. Miss 
Clara C. Field, Librarian. Established 
December 26. 1906. Annual income, 
$1600, received from taxation. Three em- 
ployees, including janitor. 1 deposit sta- 
tion. Open to public every week day 
from 2 to 9 p. ai. ; Sundays from 2 to 5 
p. M. (reading room only). Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $17,000. 49 
magazines received regularly, of which 19 
are for circulation. 9 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing first Monday evening in month. 

Total no. of vols. 2840. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 157 : by 
purchase 126 ; gift 2 ; binding 29. Vols, 
repaired 245. Total registered cardhold- 
ers 791 ; added 48 ; surrendered 10. Cir- 
culation 4566 : fiction 2823 ; juvenile 893 ; 
miscellaneous 503 ; bound magazines 41 ; 
current magazines 306. Issued lists and 
news items in local papers. Three most 
popular books : The trail of the lonesome 
pine, A Grand Army man, Peter. 

T. E. Walker, president of the library 

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board, has resigned, and I. M. Poggi has 
been appointed to fill the vacancy. 

Miss Ethel Carrol attended the meet- 
ing of the Sixth District, C. L. A., held 
at San Pedro. 

Miss Field attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Pacific Grove, IMonterey eo. 

Pacific Grove [Free] Public Li- 
brary. Miss Elizabeth S. Jones. Libra- 
i"ian. Established December 19, 1905 ; as 
Free Public. December 19, 1905. Annual 
income of library, $4000, received from 
taxation. Two employees, including jani- 
tress. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays from 1 : 30 to 5 : 30 
and 7 to 8 : 30 P. M. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $14,000. 44 maga- 
zines received regularly, of which 25 are 
foi' circulation. 8 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing first Tuesday in month at 2 P. M. 

Total no. of vols. 4128. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 84 : by 
purchase 12 ; gift 72. Vols, discarded 12. 
Total registered cardholders 1186 ; added 
181 ; renewed 22 ; surrendered 121. Cir- 
culation 7300 : fiction 5052 ; juvenile 901 ; 
miscellaneous 877 ; bound magazines 210 ; 
current magazines 260. Three most pop- 
ular books: (fiction) Anne of Green 
Gables, Judith of the Cumberlands ; (non- 
fiction) Religion and medicine. 
j Woman's Relief Corps, Lucius Fair- 
! child, G. A. R., on February 26 formally 
presented to the library trustees for the 
Public Library a fine flag twenty-four 
feet in length. 

On March 15 W. F. Smith was chosen 
by the city trustees to fill the vacancy 
on the library board caused by the death 
of Paris Kilburn. 

*Pacieic Grove Museum Association 
Library. Miss Jeanette M. Murray, Li- 
brarian. Established November 10, 1899. 
Books are mostly donations. No paid 
j employees. Open to members only on two 
days each week from 8 a. ii. to 5 p. m. 
: Located in the building of the association. 
Total no. of vols, about 223, and 883 
' pamphlets. 

No statistics received. 

Palo Alto, Santa Clara co. 

Palo Alto [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Anne Hadden, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1896: as Free Public, 1902. An- 
nual income of library, $2774, received 
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ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except July 4, September 9 and Christ- 
mas, week days from 8 : 30 a. m. to 6 
p. M.. and from 6 : 45 to 9 p. M. ; Sundays 
and holidays from 2 to 5 P. M. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $11,000. 60 
magazines received regularly, of which 
duplicates are for circulation. 17 news- 
papers received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting second Tuesday of 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 5494. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 72 : by pur- 
chase 43 and 7 pay books, paid for and 
turned into library ; gift 22. Vols, dis- 
carded and lost 5. Total registered card- 
holders 1682; added (including renewals) 
209; expired 165; surrendered 23. Cir- 
culation 7872 : fiction 4096 ; juvenile 1867 ; 
miscellaneous 1228 ; pay books 1062 ; mag- 
azines 119. 

The first of a series of children's story 
hours will be given on January 16 at 11 
o'clock. It will be for children between 
six and ten, and will be conducted by Miss 
Klock of the Castilleja school. The small 
children and the older ones will meet on 
alternate Saturdays. — Palo Alto Times, 
Jan. 13. 

Miss Hadden and W. F. Hyde, trustee, 
attended the Annual Meeting of the 
C. L. A., held in Oakland April 15 to 17. 

*The Hoitt School Library. Evan K. 
Meredith, Librarian. Established 1891. 
Open to students of the school every day 
during school year. Twenty magazines 
and newspapers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 2646. 

Pasadena, Los Angeles co. 

Pasadena [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Nellie M. Russ, Librarian. Es- 
tablished December 26, 1882 ; as Free 
Public, September 9, 1890. Annual in- 
come of library, $13,000, received from 
taxation. Twelve employees, including 
janitor. One branch library. Open to 
public every day except legal holidays, 
week days from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M., 
Sundays from 2 to 5 P. m. Owns build- 
ing, valued at $45,000. North Pasadena 
Branch located in room, rent $12 per 
month. 270 periodicals (including 92 
duplicates) received regularly, of which 
180 are for circulation. _ 24 newspapers 
received regularly. Library trustees 
monthly meeting first Tuesday in month 
at 4 p. M. 

Total no. of vols. 28,500. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 777 : by 
purchase 664 ; gift 44 ; binding 69. Vols, 
discarded 231 ; repaired 2071 ; lost 5. 
Cardholders added 668 : renewed 60 ; sur- 



rendered 66. Circulation 41,287: fiction 
18,006; Booklovers 1172; juvenile 8603; 
miscellaneous 9730 ; bound magazines 440 ; 
current magazines 3336. Vols, in branch 
station 1074 ; cardholders 438 ; circulation 
4015. Issued monthly bulletin. Three 
most popular books: (fiction) Peter; 
(non-fiction) Science and immortality, 
Schurz Reminiscences. 

Mayor Thos. Ear ley, ex oiEcio president 
of the library board, was reelected mayor 
for two years April 5. 

Miss M. G. Brownson was given a leave 
of absence of three months, in order that 
she may make a trip East. — -Pasadena 
Star, April 7. 

Miss Brownson expects to attend the 
A. L. A. annual meeting. 

Miss Russ, Miss Brownson, Miss Craig, 
Miss Hunt, Miss Jones, and W. J. 
Handy, trustee, attended the meeting of 
the Sixth District, C. L. A., held in San 
Pedro March 3. 

Miss Russ attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

^English Classical School for 
Girls Library. Anna B. Orton, princi- 
pal, in charge. Established 1890. Sup- 
ported by school for use of students only. 
15 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

Sprague Memorial Hospital Li- 
brary. Mrs Clara B. Burdette, Chair- 
man House Committee, in charge. Estab- 
lished October, 1907. A. C. Bartlett of 
Chicago gave the Hospital $1500, the in- 
come from which is to be used for books 
and periodicals for the use of the Hos- 
pital patients. 

No books January, 1908, but no news 
items received since then. 

*Throop Polytechnic Institute Li- 
brary. Prof. B. F. Stacy, Librarian. Ruth 
Gaylord, Assistant. Established 1904. 
One paid employee. Open to students 
only from 8 : 45 A. M. to 4 : 15 P. M. Lo- 
cated in Institute building. 38 period- 
icals received regularly, none of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 3483. 

No additions reported. 

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo co. 

Paso Robles Free Public Library. 
Mrs Anna Randolph Silsby, Librarian. 
Established 1902; as Free Public, 1904. 
Annual income of library, $1000, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day from 2 to 9 P. M. Owns 
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Total no. of vols, about 124S. Total 
registered cai-dholders about 190. 

No statistics received. 

Dr J. H. Glass, president of the city 
trustees, has appointed Mrs Truman 
Brooks to succeed herself, and Mrs Paul 
Pfister and Mrs H. L. Manderville to 
succeed Mrs H. P. Boys and Mrs W. S. 
Lewis on the board of library trustees. — 
Paso Robles Record, April 17. 

Patton, San Bernardino co. 

Southern California State Hos- 
pital Library. E. Scott Blair, Med. 
Supt., in charge. Established 1906. In- 
come received from Hospital. Open 
every day except Sundays for the use of 
staff, employees and inmates. Located 
in administration building. About 20 
periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 586. 

No regular librarian at present. Li- 
brary closed for some time on account 
of epidemic of disease. Nothing new 
added for over a year. 

Perris, Riverside co. 

*Perris Valley Library Association 
Library. H. W. Akin, Librarian. Es- 
tablished July 24, 1S9S. Income received 
from dues, etc. Fee, $1 per year. About 
4.J members. One employee. Open to 
members every day except Sundays from 
S A. M. to 9 p. M. Reading room free to 
the public. Located in rooms, rent $7.00 
15er month. 4 periodicals received regu- 
larly, all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about GOO. Total 
registered cardholders about 40. 

No statistics received. 



Petaluma, Sonoma co. 

Petaluma [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Sara Frances Cassidv, Librarian. 
Established 1S7S ; as Free Public, 187S. 
Annual income of library. .$3474, received 
from taxation. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays from 2 to 5 and 7 
to 9 p. M. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at $16,500. 46 magazines and 14 
newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting first Monday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 10,053. Total reg- 
istered cardholders 1051 ; added during 
Jan., Feb. and March. 34 ; surrendered 
24. Circulation 4170. 

At the March meeting of the library 
trustees Mrs Lillie L. Allen was elected 
assistant librarian. E. Rankin was 



elected trustee to fill the vacancy caused 
by Wm. De Turk's removal from town. 

The upper floor of the library is being 
furnished, and will be open to the public 
some time in April. 

Miss Jennie Herrman of Santa Cruz is 
cataloging the Petaluma library, and will 
be there several months. 

Miss Cassiday and Miss Herrman at- 
tended the Annual Meeting of the C. L. A., 
held in Oakland April 15 to 17. 

Placerville, El Dorado co. 

Placerville Free Public Library. 
C. H. Weatherwax, Librarian. Estab- 
lished January 2, 1906 ; as Free Public, 
January 2, 1906. Annual income, $250, 
received from taxation. One employee. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 9 a. m. to 5 P. M. Lo- 
cated in City Hall, rent free. 6 magazines 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 5 newspapers received reg- 
ularly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
first Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 1092. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 67. Vols, 
repaired 18. Total registered cardholders 
320 ; added 129. Circulation 1165 : fiction 
732 ; juvenile 296 ; miscellaneous 137. 
Current magazines issued 171. Three 
most popular books : Jack among the 
Indians, Gold seeking on the Dalton trail, 
Running water. 

El Dorado County Law Library. 
Wm. F. Bray, Secretary. Established 
1899. Annual income, about $250, re- 
ceived from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits, and appropriations made by 
Supervisors upon request of law library 
trustees. No paid employees, except jan- 
itor. Open to public every day except 
Sunday from 8 a. m. to 5 P. M. Located 
in Court House. Library trustees meet 
regularly on first Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 700. Vols, added dur- 
ing Jan., Feb. and March, 20. 

Pleasanton, Alameda co. 

Free Reading Room. Mrs Emma 
Mendenhall, Librarian. Established Feb- 
ruary 23, 1909. Income received from 
Woman's Improvement Club. Open to 
public every day from 9 to 12 a. m. and 
from 1 to 9 p. M. Located on Main street. 

Total no. of vols. 717. 

The Pleasanton Reading Room was 
formally opened to the public Tuesday 
afternoon and evening. Donations of 
books, pictures, furniture and money were 
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readings was heard in the afternoon, and 
light refreshments were served. A recep- 
tion was held in the evening, and the 
ladies were serenaded by the band boys.^ 
Pleasanton Times, Feb. 27. 

New officers of the Woman's Improve- 
ment Club have been elected. Mrs M. E. 
Roberts is now President and Mrs Mae 
Pickard, Secretary. A committee is now 
considering the latest fiction to be added 
to the library. Through the generosity of 
Mrs Phoebe Hearst there will soon be 
added to the library a good collection of 
juvenile books. — Pleasanton Times, March 
13. 

Pomona, Los Angeles co. 

Pomona [Feee] Public Libeaey. 
Miss Sarah M. Jacobus, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1887; as Free Public, 1890. 
Annual income of library, $6534, re- 
ceived from taxation. Six employees, in- 
cluding a janitor and a gardener. Open to 
public every day except Sundays and hol- 
idays from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M. Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $15,000. 106 
periodicals (not including duplicates) are 
received regularly, of which 100 are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 15,541. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 521 : by 
purchase 515 ; gift 6. Vols, discarded 61 ; 
repaired 498. Total registered cardhold- 
ers 5972 ; added 221 ; renewed 14 ; sur- 
rendered 54. Circulation 21,848 : fiction 
7370 ; juvenile 7676 ; miscellaneous 3038 ; 
bound magazines 117 ; current magazines 
3647. Issued bulletins. Three most pop- 
ular books : The trail of the lonesome 
pine. The man from Brodney"s, The diva's 
ruby. 

Mrs. John Wasson has given the library 
some curios and two framed pictures, 
reproductions from French artists. 

The newspapers received by the San 
Antonio fruit exchange are now daily 
turned over to the library. These are 
mostly from the middle west. 

Miss Grace Parker of Santa Ana sub- 
stituted for Mrs Minier during a three 
weeks' leave of absence. 

Miss Grace Naftel and Miss Fay Riste 
are taking a course in library work. The 
period of training has been lengthened 
from three months to four. 

Provision has been made for tracing 
from illustrations, maps, etc., without 
injury to the originals. It is proving 
itself of value. 

Miss Dills, Miss Mast and Mrs Minier 



attended the meeting of the Sixth District, 
C; L. A., held at San Pedro March 3. 

Miss Jacobus attended the annual meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held at Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Porterville, Tulare co. 

POETEEVIULE [FeEE] PUBLIC LiBBAEY. 

Miss Bertha A. Uhl, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1903; as Free Public, 1906. An- 
nual income of library, $600, received 
from taxation. One employee. Open to 
public every day except holidays, Aveek 
days from 10 a. m. to 10 p. m., Sundays 
from 2 to 5 P. M. Owns Carnegie build- 
ing, valued at $10,000. No magazines re- 
ceived regularly. 9 newspapers received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 1105. Vols, added 
during Jan.. Feb. and March, 94 : by 
purchase 80 ; gift 14. Total registered 
cardholders 453 ; added 102. Circulation 
1135 : fiction 975 ; juvenile 125 ; miscel- 
laneous 35. Three most popular books : 
The call of the wild, Eben Holden, Janice 
Meredith. 

There is a sum of nearly $150, realized 
from entertainments by the ladies of the 
Improvement Club, to be spent' for the 
library. It will be used for juvenile 
books. — Porterville Messenger, Feb. 2. 

About seventy-five of the new juvenile 
books have arrived. — Porterville Messen- 
ger, March 9. 

Quincy, Plumas co. 

*W. C. T. U. Reading Room. Mrs 
Margaret Cameron, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1S91. Maintained by W. C. T. U. 
and by membership fees and entertain- 
ments. Fee, $1.50 per year, children free. 
About 30 members. One employee. Open 
to members Sundays from 2 to 4 p. M. 
and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p. m. Lo- 
cated in building owned by the Masons, 
rent free. 14 magazines received regu- 
larly, all of which are for circulation. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Wednesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 1066. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 55 : by 
purchase 52 ; gift 3. Vols, discarded 1 ; 
repaired 25 ; rebound 10. Total regis- 
tered cardholders 68. Three most popular 
books : The trail of the lonesome pine. 
The shepherd of the hills, The wings of 
the morning. 

An entertainment will be given by the 
young people of Quincy April 24 for the 
benefit of the library. — Quincy National 
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Plumas County Law Library. J. O. 
Moncur. Librarian. L. W. Peter. Secre- 
tary. Established March 9, 1905. An- 
nual income, about .$150, received from 
$1 fees for filing papers. No paid em- 
ployees. Open to public every day ex- 
cept Sundays from 9 a. ii. to 8 p. m. 
Located in Court House. Library trus- 
tees annual meeting July 1. 

Total no. of vols. 100. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 10 (200 
additional ordered). 

Ramona, San Diego co. 

RAMOisrA Public Library. Mrs H. A. 
Miles, Librarian. Established 1893. In- 
come received from rent of offices, enter- 
tainments, etc., in the building given to 
Ramona for library purposes, and valued 
at $12,000. One room only is used for 
library. Hall is controlled by a corpora- 
tion of five trustees. One employee. Open 
to public every day from 8 a. ii. to 6 p. m. 

Total no. of vols, about 750. Total 
registered cardholders about 50. 

No satisfies received. 

Red Bluff, Tehama co. 

Red Bluff [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Donna Scott, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1898 ; as Free Public, August, 
1901. Annual income of library, $1100, 
received from taxation. One employee, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except Sundays, July 4, Thanksgiving, 
Christmas and New Years ; during July, 
August and September, from 8 :30 to 11 
A. M. and from 7 :30 to 9 p. ii., during 
the rest of the year from 1 :30 to 5 and 7 
to 9 :30 p. ii. Located in City Hall. The 
$25,000 Herbert Kraft memorial library 
building under construction. 32 mag- 
azines received regularly, of which 27 are 
for circulation. 5 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing last Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 2563. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 8 : by pur- 
chase 7 ; gift 1. Total registered card- 
holders 977 ; added 65. Circulation 2416 : 
fiction 1283 ; juvenile 544 ; miscellaneous 
244 ; bound magazines 179 ; current mag- 
azines 166. Three most popular books : 
The rejuvenation of Aunt Mary, The 
traitor, Ancestors. 

The Herbert Kraft Memorial Library 
building is practically completed, and now 
only awaits a few finishing touches from 
the decorators and the placing of the 
furniture. The building will be com- 
pletely furnished by the donor. — Red 
Bluff People's cause. Feb. 24. 



Tehama County Law Library. John 
F. Ellison, President. Established March, 
1897. Annual income, about $100, re- 
ceived from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. No paid employees. Open to 
public every day from 9 a. m. to 5 p. M. 
Located in Court House. 3 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. Library trustees annual 
meeting first Tuesday in January. 

Total no. of vols. 600. Vols, added dur- 
ing Jan., Feb. and March, 10. 

Redding, Shasta co. 

Redding [Free Public] Carnegie 
Libeaey. Miss Mattie A. Poore, Li- 
brarian. Established February 1, 1896; 
as Free Public, 1903. Annual income of 
library, $1250, received from taxation. 
Two employees. Open to public every 
day except holidays from 9 a. m. to 9 
p. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$10,000. 20 magazines received regularly, 
all of which are for circulation. 7 news- 
papers received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting first Monday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 2181. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 11 : by pur- 
chase 8 ; gift 3. Vols, discarded 4. Total 
registered cardholders 468 ; added 35 ; re- 
newed 10 ; expired 35 ; surrendered 17. 
Circulation 2582 : fiction 2053 ; juvenile 
422 ; miscellaneous 97 ; bound magazines 
10. Current magazines issued 16. Three 
most popular books : The trail of the 
lonesome pine, Lewis Rand, The shepherd 
of the hills. 

On the evening of April 14 a very suc- 
cessful entertainment was given for the 
benefit of the Public Library. The pro- 
gram was made up entirely of local talent. 
Nearly $200 worth of tickets were sold 
so that the net to the library will be a 
very good sum. — Redding Courier free 
liress, April 15. 

Shasta County Law Library. No 
librarian. Judge Charles M. Head, Presi- 
dent. Established about 1890. Annual 
income received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits and from appropria- 
tions from county. No paid employees. 
No regular hours ; each attorney has a 
key. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1467. 

No additions reported. 

Redlands, San Bernardino co. 

A. K. Smiley [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Antoinette M. Humphreys, Librarian. 
Established November, 1893 ; as Free 
Public. February 22, 1894. Annual in- 
come of library, $9010, received from tax- 



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ation. Six employees. Open every week 
day from 9 a. m. to 9 p. si., Sundays and 
holidays from 1 :30 to 6 p. M. Owns 
building, valued at $75,000. 77 magazines 
received regularly, of which 34 are for 
circulation. 24 newspapers received reg- 
ularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing fourth day in month. 

Total no. of vols. 14,842. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 557 : by 
purchase 499 ; gift 17 ; binding 41. Vols, 
discarded 24 ; repaired 731 ; rebound 171 ; 
lost 12. Total registered cardholders 
3740 ; added 886 ; renewed 8 ; surrendered 
122. Circulation 21,351: fiction 10,330; 
juvenile 4173 ; miscellaneous 5118 ; cur- 
rent magazines 1730. Issued monthly 
bulletin. 

A gift of a set of bound volumes of the 
Redlands Daily facts, consisting of 34 
volumes, was received from Paul W. 
Moore, together with the cabinet in which 
most of the volumes are placed. — Redlands 
Facts, Jan. 4. 

The collection of books and other valu- 
able reading matter that belonged to the 
late Scipio Craig, was turned over to the 
Public Library January 15. In all there 
are 100 books, 2000 pamphlets, 100 maps, 
one of California some 50 years old, 500 
photographs, mostly Redlands views, and 
a miscellaneous lot of other matter, also 
a complete file of the CUrograph, the 
Soiithern Caiiforiiiaii and many other 
publications that have played an im- 
portant part in the history of Redlands. — 
Redlands Review, Jan. 16. 

L. Worthington Green and Dr E. E. 
Major were reappointed trustees of the 
Public Library to succeed themselves, 
their terms of ofiice having expired. — Red- 
lands Facts, Jan. 20. 

F. P. Hosp, the well-known Riverside 
landscape gardener, will on February 1 
commence the work of remodeling the 
Smiley library park. — Redlands Facts, 
Jan. 28. 

At tha meeting- today of the A. K. 
Smiley library trustees additional histor- 
ical matter was received from the estate 
of the late Scipio Craig, the material at 
the ranch home having been brought for 
delivery to the library. One of the pieces 
is a copy of vol. 1, no. 1 of the Facts, 
issued October 23, 1890, of which but a 
few copies are in existence. It is a ten- 
page quarto, having a history of Red- 
lands to that date, etc., etc. The resigna- 
tion of Miss Ada M. Johnson from the 



library force was accepted with regrets. 
She leaves on March 6. — Redlands Facts, 
March 5. 

Miss Flora C. Cook has entered the 
Public Library to take a course in library 
training. — Redlands Facts, April 6. 

Miss Humphreys and Miss Jane Shep- 
ard attended the meeting of the Sixth 
District, C. L. A., held in San Pedro 
March 3. 

Miss Humphreys attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held iu Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Redondo, Los Angeles co. 

Redondo [Free] Public Libeaky. Mrs 
N. F. Allison. Librarian. Established 
1895 ; as Free Public, November 23, 1908. 
Annual income, about .$4.j0, received from 
taxation. One employee. Open to public 
every day, week days from 1 to 5 and 
7 to 9 p. M., Sunday 2 to 5 p. m. Located 
in City Hall, rent free. 3 magazines re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 3 newspapers received regu- 
larly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
first Thursdaj' in month. 

Total no. of vols. 753. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 313 : by 
purchase 111 ; gift 202. Total registered 
cardholders 190. Circulation 1112 : fic- 
tion 900; juvenile 212. 

The Woman's Club has decided to pur- 
chase a number of volumes of California 
history, romance and poetry to be pre- 
sented to the Public Library. — Redondo 
Reflex, March 11. 

B. H. Wilde has loaned to the Public 
Library for an indefinite period Ridpath's 
History of the world in 8 volumes. — 
Redlands Reflex, Feb. 18. 

Mrs Allison attended the meeting of 
the Sixth District, C. L. A., held in San 
Pedro, March 3. 

Redwood City, San Mateo co. 

Redwood City Feee Public Library. 
Miss Laura E. Barton, Librarian. Es- 
tablished January 15, 1889 ; as Free Pub- 
lic, November 26, 1900. Annual income 
of library, $1000, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open every day except 
Sundays from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. M. 
Owns Carnegie building, which cost $10,- 
000. 

Total no. of vols, about 3000. Total 
registered cardholders about 547. 

No statistics received. 

San Mateo County Law Library. 
Geo. H. Buck, iu charge. Established 
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for filius' papers in civil suits. No paid 
em))lo.vees. Open to public at all hours. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 6.j0. The vols, of the 
Reporter Sj'stem were added during Jan., 
Feb. and March. 

Reedley, Fresno co. 

Reedley Free Libr.\ky. Mrs F. Mitch- 
eltree. Librarian. Established November 
4, 1907. Income received from douations, 
etc. No paid employees. Open every 
day except Sundays from 9 A. M. to 12 m. 
and from 1 to 6 P. M. Located in room, 
rent free. 9 periodicals received regu- 
larly, all of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 5G2. Total registered 
cardholders 477. Circulation during Jan., 
Feb. and March, 023. 

Rialto, San Bernardino co. 

RiALTO Free Libeaey. Miss Margaret 
Boyd, Librarian. Established June, 1907. 
Income received from subscriptions. One 
employee. Open to public Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2 to 5 
P. 11. Located in Christian Church, rent 
$2 per month. 2 periodicals received 
regularly, both of which are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols. 272. Total registered 
cardholders 273 ; added 32 ; renewed 1 ; 
expired 1. Three most popular books : 
Three of a kind. Rose McLeod, The 
doctor. 

The Ladies' Improvement Club decided 
at their meeting held March 25 to pur- 
chase a lot 50 X 140 feet for the pros- 
pective library location. The price of the 
lot is $500, but the ladies will pay $200 
and the rest is to be raised by entertain- 
ments. — San Bernardino 8iin, March 20. 

Richmond, Contra Costa co. 

Richmond [Free] Public Library. 
Mrs C. B. Evans, Chairman Library Com- 
mittee. Established August 10, 1907 ; as 
Free Public, February 15, 1909. Income 
received from subscriptions and donations. 
No paid employees. Open to public Mon- 
days, "Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 
1 :30 to 4 :30 p. m. and Wednesdays also 
from 7 to 9 p. m. A $17,500 Carnegie 
library building being planned. Rents 
room for $5 per month. Sixth and 
McDonald streets. 2 magazines received 
regularly, both of which are for circula- 
tion. 

Total no. of vols. S42. Vols, added dur- 
ing Jan., Feb. and March, 27, by gift. 
Total registered cardholders 120 ; added 
20; renewed 21. Circulation 588. Most 



popular books : The trail of the lonesome 
pine. The rivermau. 

Andrew Carnegie has agreed to give 
Richmond $17,500 for a public library 
building on the usual conditions. — Rich- 
mond Record, Jan. 21. 

W. H. Weeks of Watsonville has been 
employed by the library committee of the 
city trustees to furnish plans for the 
Richmond Carnegie library building. — 
Richmond Record, April 10. 

Point Richmond Library'. Miss Lil- 
ian Parks, Librarian. Established Janu- 
ary 20, 1909, by Woman's West Side 
Improvement Club. Income received from 
subscriptions, entertainments, etc. Open 
to public every day from 1 to 5 and 6 : 30 
to 10 P. M. Books loaned on deposit of 
$1. Rents room on one of main streets 
for $15 per month. 

Total no. of vols. 500. 

Santa Fe Library. Mrs L. L. Baker, 
Librarian. Established 1902. Income 
of library received from billiards and 
pool, and from baths. One employee. 
Open to railroad employees and their 
families every day from S :30 A. M. to 
10 P. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 490. 

No additions reported. 

Riverside, Riverside co. 

Riverside [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Margaret Kyle, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1879; as Free Public, 1888. An- 
nual income of library, $7305, received 
from taxation. Six employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
Sunda.ys and holidays from 9 a. m. to 
9 p. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued 
at $22,500. 50 magazines received regu- 
larly, of which 10 are for circulation. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Thursday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 19,000. Total regis- 
tered cardholders 4957 ; added 235 ; re- 
newed 123. Circulation 21,188: fiction 
13,040 ; juvenile 4309 ; miscellaneous 
2810; current magazines 1023. Three 
most popular books : Peter, The trail of 
the lonesome pine, Lewis Rand. 

The library was closed from the 0th to 
the 19th of February while the new heat- 
ing and ventilating apparatus was being 
installed. 

C. L. McFarland was reappointed to 
succeed himself as library trustee, his term 
having expired. — Riverside Press, Jan. 8. 

Miss Kyle was re-elected city librarian 
at the meeting of the trustees held Jan. 8. 
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Miss Helen Evans, assistant librarian, 
beginning April 1. The new officers of 
the board are H. L. Carnahan, president, 
and C. L. McFarland, secretary, A. N. 
Wheelock, L. V. W. Brown and Len 
Brundige are the other members. — Los 
Angeles Times, Jan. 9. 

The addition to the main building is 
almost finished and the branch building 
nearly ready for the books. 

Miss Mary Beal attended the meeting of 
the Sixth District, C. L. A., held in San 
Pedro March 3. 

Miss Kyle attended the Annual Meeting 
of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

Miss Kyle visited the State Library 
for a few days the week after the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A. 

*RivERSiDE Country Club Libkaey. 
Kenneth C. Kerr, in charge. Established 
January, 1908. Income received from 
membership dues. Open to members 
only. About 100 members. Located in 
Club rooms in Dyer residence, Main 
street. 20 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 200. 

Riverside County Law Library. 
A. B. Pilch, County Clerk and Librarian. 
Established June, 1893. Annual income, 
about $500, received from fees for filing 
papers in civil suits and from appropria- 
tions by Board of Supervisors. No paid 
employees. Open from 9 A. ai. to 5 P. M. 
Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1825. Vols. 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 25. 

The attorneys of Riverside have re- 
quested the trustees of the County Law 
Library to appoint a regular librarian, — 
Riverside Enterprise, Feb. 4. 

Rocklin, Placer co. 

RocKLiN Free Public Library. Mrs 
E. Escola, Librarian. Established Janu- 
ary 2, 1906 ; as Free Public. January 2, 
1906. Annual income of library, about 
$250, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day except 
holidays at any hour for lending, reading 
room from 6 to 8 P. M. Rents room for 
$15 per month (this also includes salary 
of librarian). Owns lot for a building. 
1 magazine received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 244. Total 
registered cardholders about 33. 

No statistics received. 

Finnish Library. Richard Keste, Li- 
brarian. Established December 24, 1889. 
Supported by Finnish Temnerauce So- 
ciety. No paid employees. Open to pub- 



lic every Sunday evening at 7 : 30. Lo- 
cated in Finnish Temperance Hall. 

Total no. of vols, about 304. 

No statistics received. 

Sacramento, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento Free Public Library. 
Lauren W. Ripley, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1857 ; as Free Public, June, 1879. 
Annual income of library, $14,750, re- 
ceived from cit5^ taxation and $3500 re- 
ceived from County Supervisors. Eleven 
employees, including janitor. Two deposit 
stations. Open to residents of city and 
county every day except legal holidays ; 
week days from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m., Sun- 
days from 1 to 5 p. m. Owns building, 
valued at $23,500. 258 magazines re- 
ceived regularly, of which nearly all are 
for circulation. 102 newspapers received 
regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing last Thursday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 42,933. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 810 : by 
purchase 747 ; gift 60 ; binding 3. Vols, 
repaired 1945 ; rebound 100. Total regis- 
tered cardholders 6267. Circulation 
30,386, of which 14,861 were fiction and 
7106 juvenile. Three most popular books : 
Peter, The trail of the lonesome pine, 
Lewis Rand. 

DeiDOsit stations have been established 
at the new main building of the Pacific 
Telephone and Telegraph Co., 1411 J 
street, and at the Y. M. C. A. building, 
501 J street. 

Mr Ripley attended the Annual Meeting 
of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 15 
to 17. 

See also Sacramento County Free Li- 
brary. 

California State Library. See page 

278. 

Court of Appeal Library. George B. 
Donaldson, Bailifi: of Appellate Court, 
Third District, in charge. Established 
April 15, 1905. Open from 10 A. M. to 
4 p. M. for use of court, officers of court, 
and attorneys. Located in State Capitol. 

Total no. of vols. 1158. 

No additions reported. 

Directory Library. Mrs Charlotte P. 
Woodworth in charge. Established 
March 19, 1907. Loaned to the Chamber 
of Commerce by Mrs F. M. Husted, Di- 
rectory publisher, and kept in the Cham- 
ber of Commerce rooms. It consists of 
directories of some of the principal cities 
of this and other states. New directories 
ai-e added from time to time, and others 
are taken away. It is free to the public, 
and is open for use every week day from 
9 A. II. to 5 p. M. 

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Sacramexto County Free Library. 
Established October 1. 190S. imcler an 
agreement between the Board of Super- 
visors of the County of Sacramento and 
the Board of Trustees of the Sacramento 
Public Library. Conducted by the Public 
Library. No. of deposit stations, 10, as 
follows : Bruceville, Courtland, Elk Grove, 
Fair Oaks, Florin, Folsom, Gait, Oak 
Park. Sutterville and Vorden. 4.3 mag- 
azines subscribed for and distributed to 
i-eading rooms at Gait, Elk Grove and 
Fair Oaks. 

Total no. of vols. 700. Total card- 
holders 696. Vols, sent on special re- 
quest, 336. The 197 books that have been 
returned up to the present have had a 
circulation of 537. 

SACRAilENTO COUXTY LaW LIBRARY. 

J. V. Hart. Librarian. W. F. George, 
Secretary. Established March 31, 1S9j-. 
Annual income, about $1200, received 
from $1 fees for filing papers in civil 
suits. One employee. Open Mondays to 
Fridays from 9 a. ii. to 4 p. M. ; Satur- 
days from 9 A. Ji. to 12 M. Located in 
Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

State Commissiox of Horticulture 
Library. J. W. Jeffrey in charge. Es- 
tablished 1881. Income received from 
appropriation for maintenance of com- 
mission. Open for reference only from 
9 A. ii. to 4 p. 11. Devoted to horticul- 
ture, entomology and kindred topics. Lo- 
cated in State Capitol. 

Total no. of vols, about 300. 

No additions reported. 

State Forestry' Library*. G. B. Lull, 
State Forester, in charge. Established 
1905. Open Monday to Friday from 9 
A. M. to 4 p. M.. Saturdays from 9 A. M. 
to 12 M. Located in State Capitol. 

Total no. of vols. 1.50. 



St. Helena, Xapa co. 

St. Helena [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Sophie D. Zierngibl, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1884; as Free Public, 1892. 
Annual income of library, .$850, received 
from taxation. Two employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 1 to 5 
and 7 to 9 p. m. Owns Carnegie building, 
valued at .$8,362. 19 magazines received 
regularly, 2 of which are for circulation. 
5 newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting first Tuesday 
evening in month. 

Total no. of vols. 2357. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 103 : by 
purchase 9 ; gift 94. Total registered 
cardholders 517 ; added 01 : expired 4. 
Circulation 3100 : fiction 1940 ; juvenile 



891 ; miscellaneous 1.39 ; bound magazines 
126 ; current magazines 4. 

F. M. Nottage of Oakland, who for- 
merly resided at Rutherford, has pre- 
sented a plaster portrait of Ralph Waldo 
Emerson to the Public Library. It is the 
handiwork of Mr Nottage, who has taken 
up this line of art as a pastime. — St. 
Helena Star, Feb. 5. 

91 of the new books donated by the 
Ladies' Improvement Club for the chil- 
dren's room have been received. 
Several sets of German magazines have 
been received from Mrs Ehlers. — St. 
Helena Star, April 9. 

Miss Zierngibl and Miss Nina Scott 
attended the Annual Meeting of the 
C. L. A., held in Oakland April 15 to 17. 

Salida, Stanislaus co. 

*Salida Library' Society Library. 
Mrs .1. G. Elmore, Librarian. Estab- 
lished October 15, 1904. Income received 
from dues. Fee. 25 cents per month. 
About 20 members. Open to members 
only. 

Total no. of vols, about 171. 

No additions reported. 

Salinas, jMonterey co. 

Salinas City [Free] Public Library. 
Mrs Carrie E. Striening, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1900 ; as Free Public, Decem- 
ber 18, 190.5. Annual income of library, 
$745, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day except 
holidays, week days from 2 :30 to 5 :30 
and 7 to 9 P. M., Sundays 2 to 4 p. M. 
Rents building for $12 per month. A 
$10,000 Carnegie building under construc- 
tion. 10 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 4000, the library 
having recently received as a gift the 3500 
volumes of the Odd Fellows' Library. 

Miss Anna G. Hall of the Stanford 
University ' Library has been engaged to 
catalog the library. She is to be assisted 
by the librarian Mrs Striening. Work 
began April 1. The libi'ary is to be closed 
until the cataloging is completed, doubt- 
less for the next three months. 

Monterey' County' Law Library. 
M. J. Smith. Librarian. Established 
March 1, 1891. Annual income, about 
$300. received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. No paid employees. 
Every attorney has a key to the library. 
Located in Si'eghold Building, 250 IMain 
street. No periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 1200. No 
books added durins .Jan., Feb. and March. 



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San Andreas, Calaveras co. 

Calaveras County Law Libeaet. 
A. I. McSorleJ^ Superior Judge, in 
charge. Established 1895. Annual in- 
come, about $100, received from fees for 
filing papers in civil suits and donations 
by county. No paid employees. Open to 
public week days from 9 a. m. to 5 P. M. 
Located in Court House. No periodicals 
received regularly. Library trustees an- 
nual meeting first Monday in January. 

Total no. of vols. 560. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 10. 

San Anselmo, Marin co. 

San Francisco Theological Sem- 
inary LiBRAEY. H. N. Wieman. Libra- 
rian. Established 1874. Supported by 
Seminary and for the use of students and 
the clergy, and under certain conditions 
also for members of the community. Open 
from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. 30 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 18,000. 

San Bernardino, San Bernar- 
dino CO. 

San Bernardino Free Public Li- 
brary. Miss Carrie S. Waters, Lil^ra- 
rian. Established as Free Public, 1891. 
Annual income of library, $4793.07, re- 
ceived from taxation. Use of books is 
also free to all non-resident property 
owners. Four employees, including jan- 
itor. Open to public every day except 
holidays, week days from 9 A. M. to 9 
p. M., Sundays from 1 : 30 to 4 : .30 p. M. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $20,- 
000. 57 magazines received regularly, of 
which 28 are for circulation. 18 news- 
papers received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting first Tuesday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 10,126 (not including 
public documents). Vols, added during 
Jan., Feb. and March, 440 : by purchase 
360 ; gift 80. Vols, discarded 51 ; lost 10. 
Total registered cardholders 6529 ; added 
288 ; renewed 7 ; surrendered 49. Cir- 
culation 18,380 : fiction 11,347 ; juvenile 
4209 ; miscellaneous 2000 ; foreign books 
18 ; current magazines 806. Issued news- 
paper bulletins of new books and monthly 
report. 

Mrs H. Connor has presented the Public 
Library with a bos of books which be- 
longed to her late husband. In the collec- 
tion is a copy of Pilgrim's progress, pub- 
lished in London, 1809. It is a valuable 
relic and contains two very fine wood 
cuts. — San Bernardino Sun, Feb. 24. 

Miss Waters attended the meeting of 



the Sixth District, C. L. A., held in Saa 
Pedro March 3. 

San Bernardino County Law Li- 
brary. G. M. Pittman, Librarian. Es- 
tablished December 29. 1891. Annual in- 
come, about $800. received from $1 fees 
for filing papers in civil suits. No paid 
employees. Open to public every day ex- 
cept Sundays and holidays from 9 a. m. 
to 12 M. and from 1 to 5 P. ii. Located' 
in Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 3000. 

San Diego, San Diego co. 

San Diego Free Public Library. Mrs 
H. P. Davison. Librarian. Established 
1882 ; as Free Public, 1882. Annual in- 
come of library, about $13,000, received 
from taxation. Nine employees, includ- 
ing bookbinder and janitor. Open to 
public every day except legal holidays ; 
reading room from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M. ; for 
exchange of books week days 9 a. m. to 8 
p. M. ; Sundays 2 to 5 p. ir. Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $6O.000._ 163 
magazines received regularly, of which 29 
are for circulation. 22 daily and 2S 
weekly newspapers received regularly. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Tuesday in month at 5 P. M 

Total no. of vols, about 31,977. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 742 : 
by purchase 647 ; gift 33 ; binding 62, 
Total registered cardholders about 13.847 ; 
added 970 ; renewed 201 ; surrendered 131. 
Circulation 34,985, of which 22,058 were 
fiction. Current magazines issued 1451. 

A description and exterior view of the 
San Diego library building is given in 
the San Diego Union, Jan. 1. 

Paintings from the collection of the 
San Diego Art Association, on exhibition 
in the library galleries were stolen dur- 
ing the night of February 4. They were 
valued at over $2000.— San Diego Trib- 
une, Feb. 5. 

The paintings stolen from the San 
Diego library were recovered in Los 
Angeles April 6. They were found among: 
the effects of J. R. Keene. who was sen- 
tenced to San Quentin for burglary. They 
were stored with other stolen property. — 
San Francisco Call, April 7. 

In her annual report for 1908 Mrs 
Davison recommends the establishment of 
branch libraries, and attention is called 
to an appeal from a number of city tax- 
payers, residents of La Jolla, for branch 
service. 

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building homes, a special effort has been 
made to keep the practical architectural 
department well supplied. The numer- 
ous books on artistic bungalows have 
been in constant demand, as well as the 
volumes devoted to more imposing resi- 
dences. — San Diego Union, March 29. 

Mrs Davison attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

*CuTAMACA Club Library. Open to 
members only from 7 A. M. to 12 p. M. 
Located in Union building. Magazines 
and newspapers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 200. 

San Diego County Law Library. 
J. V. Hicks, Librarian. Established 
February 2, 1892. Annual income, about 
$1100, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. One employee. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 9 a. m. to 5 P. M. Lo- 
cated in Court House, D street. Library 
trustees meeting first Tuesday in month 
at 9 A. M. 

Total no. of vols. 3S27. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March. 51. 

State Normal School Library. Mrs 
Lydia M. Horton, Librarian. Established 
November, 1898. Income received from 
Normal School fund. One employee. 
Open to students during school term, 
September 1 to June 30, from 8 A. M. 
to 4 p. M. Located in large room of 
Normal School building. 51 magazines 
received regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 8179. Vols. 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 2G4. 
Vols, repaired 19. Circulation 7GG7. 

San Dimas, Los Angeles co. 

San Dimas Public Library. Miss 
Mabel G. Johnstone, Librarian. Estab- 
lished February 13, 1904. Income re- 
ceived from subscriptions. One employee. 
Open to public Tuesdaj's and Fridays 
from 7 :30 to 9 :30 p. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 1192. 

The library was closed in Jul"% 1908. 
No news items received since then. 

San Francisco. (The city and 
comity of San Francisco are 
coterminous. ) 

[Free] Public Library of the City 
AND County of San Francisco. Wm. 
R. Watson. Librarian. Established 1878 ; 
as Free Public. 1878. Destroved (about 
166,344 vols.) April. 1906. Reestablished 
immediately. Annual income of library. 



$90,000, received from taxation. 43 em- 
ployees, including janitor. 5 branch liora- 
ries and 8 deposit stations. Open every 
day except holidays from 9 a. ir. to 9 
p. M. Owns three buildings : main liln-ary 
valued at $45,000, McCreery branch build- 
ing $50,000. and Fillmore branch $5000. 
Main building is located at Hayes and 
Franklin streets. Library trustees 
monthly meeting first Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 71,220. Vols, added' 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 6168. Vols, 
discarded 888. Total registered cardhold- 
ers 30,683; added 4858. Circulation 
37,964. Vols, in branch libraries 31,450 ; 
cardholders 22,986; circulation 115,092. 
Cardholders in deposit stations 1G39 ; cir- 
culation 10,055. Issued monthly bulletin. 

The contract for erecting the new 
branch building on Page street near Cole 
was let to Terrill Brothers, the cost to be 
$22,500. Work is to proceed at once and 
the building is expected to be ready for 
occupancy in about five months. — San 
Francisco Municipal record, Jan. 14. 

The Potrero Woman's Club has suc- 
ceeded in having a branch of the public 
library established in their club reading 
room. Nurse's Settlement, 19th and Iowa 
streets, where it is open to the public. — 
San Francisco News, April 8. 

W. R. Watson and Mrs Watson at- 
tended the meeting of the First District 
C. L. A., held in Alameda Jan. 15. 

From the Public Library those who at- 
tended the annual meeting of the C. L. A., 
held in Oakland April 15 to 17, were 
Mr and Mrs Watson, Miss Belle Goldman, 
Miss Anais Hahn, Miss A. M. Healy, 
Miss Eileen Healy, Mrs E. F. Loveland, 
Miss Josepha Martens, Miss Clara Mel, 
Miss Lillian B. O'Connor, Miss Antoinette 
Parnella, Miss Eleanor Sturgess, Miss Ida 
Weed and Miss Annie Woodman. 

Miss Mary E. Hyde has recently been 
appointed head cataloger in the Public 
Library. 

Astronomical Society of the Pacific 
Library. Located temporarily in Berke- 
ley. 

,See Berkeley. 

Bancroft Library. Purchased by the 
University of California. 
tSee Berkeley, University of California. 

B'nai B'rith Library. Louis L. 
Michaels, Librarian. Established 1876. 
Destroyed (over 12,000 vols.) April, 
1906. To be reestablished as soon as 
the new B"nai B'rith Building is erected. 
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room at the B'nai B'rith headquarters, 
408 Van Ness avenue. 

The new library building of the B'nai 
B'rith endowment fund association will be 
located on northwest corner of Geary and 
Polk streets. 

* Bohemian Club Library. Estab- 
lished 1872. Destroyed ( about 5000 vols. ) 
April, 1906. Reestablished. A private 
library for use of members. No books 
are allowed to circulate. Located at 1925 
Octavia street. 

Total no. of vols, about 2000. 

California Academy of Sciences Li- 
brary. Louis Falkenau, Librarian. Es- 
tablished May 16, 1853. Destroyed 
(about 12,300 vols.) April, 1906, but 
reestablished immediately. Open to pub- 
lic for reference every day except Sun- 
days and holidays. Located temporarily 
at 1846 Gough street. A building on 
Market street under construction. 

Total no. of vols, about 12,000. 

The new library is cared for simply as 
property and is not accessible. Now that 
the income building on Market street ap- 
proaches completion, the Academy will 
turn its attention to providing a home for 
its library and research and exhibition 
■collections. 

California Genealogical Society 
Library. Mrs Walter Damon Mansfield, 
Librarian. Established February 12, 
1898. Destroyed (between 300 and 350 
vols.) April, 1906. To be reestablished. 
Income received from appropriations made 
from treasury of Society and from gifts. 
About 75 members ; fee $3 per year ; was 
located in California Hotel and open to 
members at all times, until it was de- 
stroyed. 

Until such time as a permanent home 
for the library can be found, all matter 
for the library may be sent to the Cor- 
responding Secretary, Sarah Louise Kim- 
ball (room 1113, Call Building), who will 
place it in charge of the Librarian. 

A list of the books and pamphlets in 
the library (up to June 24, 1908) is on 
file in the State Library. 

The collection will be located in the 
Mechanics Institute building when com- 
pleted. 

California Promotion Committee 
Library. Miss Marie Truelseu, Libra- 
rian. Established 1902. Destroyed April, 
1906. Reestablished July, 1906. A 
library made up entirely of statistical 
matter and for reference only. Located 
at California Building, Union Square. 

Total no. of vols, about 6000. 

California School of Mechanical 
Arts Library. Hazel D. Henderson, Li- 
brarian. Established January. 1895. One 
employee. Open from Monday to Friday 
from '9 A. :m. to 4 :10 p. m. Located at 



Sixteenth and Utah streets. 38 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 1314. 

Chamber of Commerce Library. C. 
W. Burks, Librarian. Established 1850. 
Destroyed for the third time (over 9000 
vols.) April, 1906. Reestablished. A 
commercial library only, not circulating. 
Located in room 16, Ferry Building. 

Total no. of vols, about 3000 and 
several thousand namphlets covering com- 
mercial and industrial topics. With the 
exception of a few directories, etc., all 
books have been donated. 

Chinese Reading Society Reading 
Room. Wong Kin, Secretary. Estab- 
lished July, 1908. Income received from 
monthly subscriptions of 50 cents a mem- 
ber. About 50 members. Open all dav 
and evening. Rents room in Kong Ha 
Tong building, 145 Waverly Place, near 
Washington street, for $30 a month. One 
corner of room is occupied, rent free, by 
a barber, who looks after the reading 
room. 30 Chinese newspapers received 
regularly, of which 10 are from the 
Chinese consul. 

There are no books, but the reading 
room is well patronized. There are chairs 
for 95 readers. The furniture was 
donated. 

Commonwealth Club of California 
Library. Beverly L. Hodghead, Secre- 
tary. Established 1907. Income received 
from initiation fees of $10 and monthly 
dues of $1. Open to club members on 
week days from 10 a. m. to 4 :30 P. M. 
Located at 1652 O'Farrell street. 

Total no. of vols, about 100. 

Cooper Medical College. See Levi 
Cooper Lane Library of Medicine and 
Surgery. 

First Hungarian Society of San 
Francisco Library. George Grossman, 
Secretary. Established 1879 ; destroyed 
(about 2200 vols.) April 19, 1906; soon 
to be reestablished. Supported by the 
Society. About 48 members, dues $1 per 
month. Present headquarters 240 Golden 
Gate avenue. 

Total no. of vols, verv few. 

The library has not been reestablished 
yet. 

Free Scientist Library. Established 
April, 1909. Supported by Third'Church 
of Christ, Scientist. Open to public every 
day except Sundays, holidays and Wednes- 
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Located at 600 Asbbury street, corner of 
Haigbt. 

Tbese reading rooms will contain all 
tbe autborized literature on Cbristian 
Science. — San Francisco Call, April 23. 

Geographical Society of the Pa- 
cific Library. Prof. George Davidson. 
President of Society. Establisbed 1881. 
Destroyed (over 600 vols, and 2000 cbarts 
and maps) April, 1906. Reestablisbed 
immediately. Temporary quarters 2221 
Wasbington street. 

The Henry Pierce Library. Mrs 
Mary B. Presson, Librarian. Establisbed 
1906. Destroyed (about 400 vols.) April. 
1906, but immediately reestablished. An- 
nual income, about $400, received from 
interest on bequest. For the use of min- 
isters and laymen of Unitarian churches 
of the Pacific coast, the carriage of books 
being paid one way by the trustees of the 
fund. Open every day except Sundays 
and holidays from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M. 
Located in First Unitarian Church, 
Franklin and Geary streets. 

Total no. of vols. 335. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 10. 

*Irving Institute Library. Miss 
Ella M. Pinkham, Principal, in charge. 
Established 1880. Supported by tbe In- 
stitute. A reference library for tbe use 
of teachers and pupils only. Located in 
Institute building, 2126 California street. 

Total no. of vols. 3000. 

John Hays Hammond Public Min- 
ing Library. Charles Gregory Yale, 
Trustee and Acting Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1906. No paid employees. Open 
to public (for reference only) daily from 
9 A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in State 
Mining Bureau, Ferry building. 

Total no. of vols, about 475. 

No additions reported. 

Levi Cooper Lane Library of Medi- 
cine AND Surgery. Dr Emmet Rixford, 
Librarian. Establisbed 1895. Annual in- 
come, about $1300, received from endow- 
ment and appropriation. One employee. 
Open to public for reference every day 
except Sundays from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. 
Located on second floor of Cooper Medi- 
cal College building, northeast corner of 
Sacramento and Webster streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 34,000. 

LiGUE Nationals Feanqaise (Bib- 
liotheque de la). Mile M. Givandan. 
Librarian. Establisbed 1874. Destroyed 
(over 25,000 vols.) April, 1906. Reestab- 
lished. Income received from membership 
dues. Two employees. Open every day 
except Sundays from 2 to 6 and 8 to 10 
p. M. Rents building for $50 per month. 
Located at 1417 Post street. 21 period- 



icals received regularly, none of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 8412. 

Mechanics' - Mercantile Library. 
Frank B. Graves, Librarian. Established 
1854. Destroyed (about 200,000 vols.) 
April, 1906. Reestablisbed. Income re- 
ceived from subscriptions mainly. About 
4100 members. Eight employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open every day from 9 A. M. 
to 9 p. M. Located in temporary library 
building, corner of Polk and Grove streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 32,000. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 899: 
by purchase 451 ; gift 384 ; binding 64. 
Circulation 20,393. 

Judge W. W. Morrow of tbe United 
States Circuit Court yesterday presented 
tbe Mechanics'-Mercantile Library with 
900 volumes, tbe accumulation of 25 
years. There is in this collection Hum- 
phreys' Atlas, probably the only one in 
San Francisco since the fire, and an 
entire series of San Francisco directories 
since 1869. — San Francisco Call, April 4. 

Tbe contract for the construction of 
the Mechanics' Institute building was 
awarded April 9. The contract calls for 
an expenditure of $241,000. The library 
will occupy two floors of the building. — 
San Francisco Chronicle, April 15. 

Mr Graves attended tbe meeting of the 
First District, C. L. A., held in Alameda 
Jan. 15. 

Mr Graves, Miss Anne Bailey, Miss 
Selma Jansen, Miss Alice Lyser and Miss 
Florence E. Sternberg attended the An- 
nual Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oak- 
land April 15 to 17. 

Microscopical Society Library. Lo- 
cated at present in University of Cali- 
fornia Library. 

See Berkeley. 

Native Sons' Library and Reading 
Room. Geo. J. Stockwitz, Librarian. 
Established June, 1885. Destroyed ( about 
500 vols.) April, 1906. Reestablished. 
Income received from N. S. G. W. parlors 
in San Francisco. 2 employees, including^ 
janitor. Open all the time. Rents build- 
ing corner of Geary and Gough streets 
for $75 per month. 60 magazines and 5 
newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting third Friday in 
month. Most popular magazines : The 
Theatre, Sporting life. 

Total no. of vols. 60. 

The Southern Pacific Co. has given sev- 
eral views of Yosemite Valley and mem- 
bers of the N. S. G. W. have also given 
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^Pacific Coast Gas Association 
LiBKARY. Edward C. Jones, Librarian. 
Established 1893. Income received from 
subscriptions of members. Open to mem- 
bers only every day except Sundays and 
holidays from 9 A. m. to 5 p. m. Located 
at 925 Franklin street. 12 magazines re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of bound vols. 455. 

This library includes general works on 
the gas industry and its allied branches, 
including many works published in the 
early days of the gas business. The latter 
are becoming rare and valuable. It in- 
cludes works on general engineering, 
chemistry, construction of buildings, and 
books dealing with the materials which 
enter into the manufacturing of gas and 
the building of gas works. 

No rules have been established which 
make the use of the books either an ex- 
pense or an annoyance to the members. 
Upon application to the librarian for 
any book, such book will be immediately 
sent to the applicant postpaid, and may 
be retained a reasonable length of time. 
Members pay return postage. 

A catalog of books in the library in 
1908 is on file at the State Library. 

* Pacific Gas and Electric Company 
Law Library. W. B. Bosley, Librarian. 
Established 1901. Income received from 
the company. No paid employees. For 
use of attorneys of company only.. Lo- 
cated at 925 Franklin street. About 4 
periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 2000. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, about 
15. 

Pacific Medical Journal Library. 
Dr Winslow Anderson, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1857. Destroyed (about 20,000 
vols.) April, 1906. Reestablished and 
again open every day to physicians and 
surgeons. Located at 1065 Sutter street. 

Total no. of vols. 500. Circulation 3000 
per month. 

Pacific Philatelic Society Library. 
The Society is affiliated with the Me- 
chanics' Institute. Date established 1889. 
Income received from donations. About 
40 members. Had not less than 2000 
books and pamphlets, but all destroyed 
April, 1906. Was located in Mechanics' 
Institute Library, and will have a share 
of insurance money collected by the Insti- 
tute. $60 in cash has been donated 
toward a new start, which will be made 
as soon as a location can be found. New 



start is in charge of H. B. Phillips and 
R. E. Cowan. 

The plan is to first find a permanent 
location for the library. 

* Sacred Heart College Library. 
Brother V. Cyril, Librarian. Established 
about 1874. Income received from the 
College and open to students and teachers 
of College only. One branch library. Lo- 
cated in College building, Fell between 
Webster and Fillmore. 25 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 2075. 

St. Andrew's Society Library. 
Librarian not reported. Established about 
1863. Books donated by members and 
others. For the last twelve years the 
Society has set aside about $150 yearly 
for purchase of books. Total no. of vols, 
before April, 1906, about 1500. All de- 
stroyed except 25, which were in the 
hands of members. Open to members for 
exchange of books Monday evenings, but 
open for reference to any one presented 
by a member. 

Total no. of vols, about 100. 

St. Ignatius College Library. D. J. 
Mahony, Librarian. Established 1854. 
Destroyed (50,000 vols.) April, 1906; 
reestablished June, 1906. Two branches. 
Open to public for reference on Thurs- 
days. Located at 1090 Eddy street. 

Total no. of vols, about 7930. 

No additions reported. 

San Francisco Art Association Li- 
brary. J. R. Martin, Assistant Secretary 
of Association and Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 28, 1872. Destroyed April, 
1906. Reestablished. Open to students 
of Institute of Art, members of Associa- 
tion and to the public for reference on 
certain days. Located in the Institute 
building, corner of California and Mason 
streets. 

Total no. of vols. 392. 

San Francisco Bar Association Li- 
brary. George J. Martin, Secretary and 
Librarian. Established April 20, 1872. 
Destroyed (about 9500 vols.) April, 1906, 
but immediately reestablished. Annual 
income, about $1200, received from dues. 
Open to the public every day except Sun- 
days from 9 A. M. to 9 p. M. Located in 
Pacific Building. 

Total no. of vols, about 10,000. 

No additions reported. 

*San Francisco Chapter of the 
American Institute of Banking, Li- 
brary of. Robert D. Colquhoun, Libra- 
rian. Established March 16, 1902, and 
affiliated with Mechanics' Institute up to 
April, 1906 ; reestablished August 1, 1907. 
Income received from Clearing House of 
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Located in First National Bank building. 
100 magazines received regularly, all of 
■svhich are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 400. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 115. 

Mr. Colquhoun attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

San Francisco County Medical So- 
ciety Library. Dr A. J. Lartigau, Li- 
brarian. Established 1S91. Destroyed 
(about 5000 vols.) April, 1906. Reestab- 
lished. Books and journals are tempo- 
rarily located at the Lane Library of 
■Cooper Medical College. The address of 
the librarian is 15021/1 Golden Gate ave- 
nue. 25 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 3000. 

San Francisco Law Library. James 
H. Deering, Librarian. Established 1865. 
Destroyed (about 45,000 vols.) April, 
1906. but reestablished at once. Annual 
Income, about $20,000. received from ap- 
propriations by the city, life membership 
fees of $100. dues of $15 a year, and fees 
for suits filed. Five employees. Located 
at 805 Grant Building and open every 
week day from 9 A. M. to 10 :45 P. M., 
Sundays 10 :30 A. M. to 4 :30 p. m. Dur- 
ing court vacation library closes at 6 P. M. 
Library trustees annual meeting last Sat- 
urday in March. 

Total no. of vols. 17,496. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 496. 
/ The Executive Committee has under 
consideration the purchase of a full set 
of Australian Legal Publications. 

San Francisco Reading Room and 
Library for the Blind. Miss H. L. 
Young, Superintendent : Mrs W. E. 
Irskine. Librarian. Established 1902. 
Destroyed April. 1906. Reestablished 
October 23, 1906. Annual income of 
library, about $200, received from auxil- 
iary membership. One employee. Open 
to public Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays 
from 1 to 5 P. M. Rents room at 3535 
Sixteenth street for $17.50 per month. 
3 periodicals received regularly, all of 
which are for circulation. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting first Tuesday in 
month at 11 A. M. 

Total no. of vols. 334. Cardholders 21. 
Circulation 63. 

Miss Young attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

San Francisco Verein Library. Dr 
R. D. Cohn. Librarian. Established 1S53. 
Destroyed (over 4400 vols.) April. 1906. 

No news items received. 

Seamen's Institute Library. Frank 
Stone. Secretary. Located at 242 Steuart 
street, near Folsom. The library consists 



of hundreds of books, which are sent to 
the Seamen's Institute by friends and 
immediately placed gratis on board ships 
sailing. 

The Sierra Club Library. Miss Anita 
Gompertz, Librarian. Established Sep- 
tember 16, 1892, and destroyed (about 
500 vols.) April, 1906; reestablished No- 
vember 1. 1907. Supported by the Club. 
One employee. One branch library at 
Yosemite. Open to public for reference 
purposes only, every day except holidays 
and Sundays, from 9 : 30 A. m. to 5 P. M. 
Located in room 302, Mills building. 

Total no. of vols, not known at present, 
as the library is not as yet cataloged. 
Donations are being received from moun- 
taineering and scientific societies and 
clubs throughout the world, and the Club 
is purchasing as fast as funds allow, all 
publications treating of subjects germane 
to the Club purposes. 

The branch library, in the Le Conte 
Memorial Lodge, Yosemite Valley, is open 
to the public for the months of summer 
travel in the vallev, beginning about May 
first. 

* Sketch Club Library. Miss Frances 
Greenwood. Librarian. Established 1893. 
Destro.ved (about 800 vols.) April. 1906, 
with the exception of 9 vols. Reestab- 
lished January, 1907. Located in Sketch 
Club rooms at 1625 California street, and 
open to members only. 

Total no. of vols. 110, exclusive of mag- 
azines. The books are all on art subjects, 
mainly the fine arts, but also including / 
industrial arts. 

Society of California Pioneers Li- 
brary. J. I. Spear. Secretary of Society. 
Established 1850. Destroyed (about 2500 
vols.) April. 1906. A new collection will 
be started as soon as the Society is again 
in its old quarters. Located temporarily 
at 1832 O'Farrell street. 

Southern Pacific Law Department 
Library. Henry William Hobbs, Libra- 
rian. Destroyed (about 15,000 vols.) 
April. 1906. Reestablished. Open to 
members of S. P. Law Dept, from 9 A. M. 
to 5 P. M. Located in Flood building. 

Total no. of vols. 77oo. 

No additions reported. 

State Mining Bureau Library. S. C. 
Lean, Librarian. Established 1880. In- 
come received from State appropriation. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Located in Ferry 
building. 

Total no. of vols, about 5000. 

No additions reported. 

State Normal School Library. Mrs 
Mira Burnett Bennett, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1899. Destroyed (8500 vols.) 
April. 1906. Reestablished immediately. 
Income received from state appropriation. 



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Two employees. Open to students every 
day except Sundays and holidays, Mon- 
day to Friday from S a. m. to 4 : 30 p. m., 
Saturdays from 9 a. m. to 12 m. Lo- 
cated on Buchanan street, between Waller 
and Hermann. 2 periodicals received reg- 
ularly, both of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 8000. 

Miss Nellie B. Finn was appointed 
assistant librarian on January 1. Mrs 
Burnett was appointed librarian on Oc- 
tober 1, 1908. 

Mrs Burnett and Miss Effie McFadden 
of the Normal School faculty attended 
the Annual Meeting of the C. L. A., held 
in Oakland April 15 to 17. 

Supreme Court Libeaby. Benjamin 
Edson, Librarian. In charge of the Jus- 
tices of the Supreme Court and solely for 
their use in chambers and in the court 
room when required by attorneys having 
cases under consideration. Established 
March, 1868. Destroyed (about 18.000 
vols.) April, 1906. Reestablished. The 
income consists of the fees collected by 
the clerk of the Supreme Court as pro- 
vided in Section 753 of the Political Code. 
Located in Wells-Fargo building. 

Total no. of vols. 10,438. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 110. 

SuTBO Library. Established 1884. 
Total no. of vols, before fire of April. 
1906. about 200,000. All that were iu 
the Battery street warehouse were de- 
stroyed, but those in the Montgomery 
block building, about 125,000 vols.. 
escaped. Library has been closed for 
several years. 

Theosophical Society Library. 
Amelia L. Allen, Librarian. Established 
1885. Destroyed (about 1000 vols.) 
April. 1906. Reestablished. Supported 
by the Society. No paid employees. 
Open five days in the week afternoons 
and evenings. Located at 1(X)1 Oak 
street. 

Total no. of vols. 150. 

The library will not be added to very 
greatly until the Society has quarters 
down town, where the books would be 
used more. 

*Trinity School Library. No libra- 
rian. Leon H. Roger, in charge. Sup- 
ported by the School for the use of teach- 
ers and pupils only. Located in school 
building, 846 Stanyan street. 

Total no. of vols. 250. 

United Railroads of San Francisco 
Library. Tirey L. Ford, General Coun- 
sel. Reestablished since April, 1906. 
Open to attorneys from 8 : 30 a. m. to 
5 : 30 p. M. Located at present at Oak 
and Broderick streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 3300. 



United States Circuit Court of Ap- 
peals, Ninth Circuit, Library. Willard 
G. Parsons, Librarian, and F. D. Monck- 
ton, Clerk of Court, in charge. Estab- 
lished July 31, 1894. Annual income 
about $1000, received from Congressional 
appropriations. One employee. For the 
use of judges of the court, local members 
of the bar of the court, and visiting mem- 
bers of the bar of the court from outlying 
districts in the ninth circuit, when engaged 
in argument before the court. Open 
every day except Sundays and holidays 
and Saturday afternoons from 9 A. M. to 
4 p. M. Located in U. S. P. O. and Court 
House building. Seventh and Mission 
streets. 3 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 6539. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 2620. 

United States Geological Survey 
Library. Charles Gregory Yale, Special 
Agent. No paid employees. Located in 
Appraisers' building, and open to public 
for reference every day except Sundays 
from 9 A. M. to 4 p. m. 

Total no. of vols, over 750. 

University Club Library. No official 

librarian. Established 1891. Destroyed 

(over 2500 vols.) April, 1906. Not rees- 
tablished yet. 

University of California College of 
Dentistry Library. Dr R. E. Keys, 
Librarian. Income received from Depart- 
ment fund. One employee. Open to 
dentists and dental students daily except 
Sundays from 11 A. M. to 12 m. Located 
iu College building. First and Parnassus 
avenues. 10 magazines received regu- 
larly. 

Total no. of vols. 365. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March. 147: by 
purchase 22 ; gift 68 ; binding 57. Total 
registered cardholders 44. 

University of California College of 
Pharmacy Library. Albert Schneider, 
Secretary Pacific Pharmaceutical Asso- 
ciation, in charge. Located in College 
building, Parnassus avenue. 

Total no. of vols. 632. including vols, 
of serial publications. The library has a 
few valuable monographs, encyclopedias, 
etc. Has complete sets of two valuable 
publications — ■Ame7-ican journal of phar- 
macy and Proceedings of the A. Ph. A. 
The library of Prof. W. T. Wenzell has 
been received, but not yet cataloged. 

University School Library. Dr Karl 
J. Belling, Librarian. Established 1906. 
Supported by School. Open for use of 
students, and to the public for reference, 
daily from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M. Located 
2.310 Clay street. 

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Von Meyerinck School of Music Li- 
braky. Mrs Anna Von Meyerinck, in 
charge. Established 1895. Open to 
pupils of the school and to any music 
students who are introduced by their 
teachers. Located at SIS Grove street. 

Total no. of vols, about 157, including 
scores, etc. 

No additions reported. 

Wells - Fargo Library. James B. 
Stovall, Librarian. Established August, 
1890. Destroyed (about 5000 vols.) 
April, 1906, but reestablished in 1907. 
Open to members of Association ; dues, 75 
cents quarterly. Books carried by ex- 
press free both ways. 

Total no. of vols, not given. 

Mr Stovall attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

*WlLMERDING SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL 

Arts Library. Alice E. Crowe, Regis- 
trar, in charge. Established January, 
1900. Income received from School, and 
for the use of students and teachers only. 
Located in School building, Utah and 
Seventeenth streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 352. 

Y. M. C. A. Library. No regular 
librarian. E. E. Edson, Educational Di- 
rector. Established 1876. Destroyed 
(over 2500 vols.) April, 1906; reading 
room reestablished 1907. Located on 
Ellis, between Jones and Leavenworth 
streets. 

No books as yet. The reading room is 
equipped with about 100 magazines, news- 
papers, etc. 

Y. W. C. A. Library. Mrs George 
P. Thurston, President of Association. 
Open at all times to members. Owns 
building, 1259 O'Farrell street. New 
building under construction. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

San Jacinto, Riverside co. 

Y. W. C. T. U. library of San Ja- 
cinto. Roy Copeland, Librarian. Estab- 
lished May 15, 1907. Annual income re- 
ceived from membership dues of 10 cents 
each. No paid employees. Open Satur- 
day afternoons and evenings for distribu- 
tion of books ; reading room open at all 
times. Rents room on Main street for $6 
per month. 

Total no. of vols. 172. 

No statistics received. 

San Jose, Santa Clara co. 

San Jose Free Public Library. Miss 
Mary Barmby, Librarian. Established 
1874; as Free Public, 1880. Annual in- 

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come of library. .$6500, received from tax- 
ation. Six employees, including janitor 
and gardener. Open to public every day 
except holidays, week days from 9 A. M. 
to 9 P. M., Sundays from 1 to 4 p. M. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $50,- 
000. 80 magazines received regularly, of 
which 77 are for circulation. 51 news- 
papers received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting third Tuesday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 23,694. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 219, by 
purchase. Total registered cardholders 
11,198 ; added 744 ; renewed 105 ; expired 
72 ; surrendered 25. Circulation 24,365 : 
fiction 15,596 ; juvenile 2893 ; miscella- 
neous 5113 ; current magazines 703. 
Three most popular books : Anne of 
Green Gables, The three brothers. The 
story of Thyrza. 

The board of library trustees decided 
to purchase six large photographs of San 
Jose taken between 1850 and 1860. — -San 
Jose Mercury, Jan. 24. 

The library has received about 300 of 
the Farmers' Bulletins, issued by United 
States Department of Agriculture. — San 
Jose Mercury, Feb. 5. 

A portion of the basement, 25x30 feet, 
with a bow-window 9 feet deep, is being- 
fitted up for a Children's Room. Entrance 
is from an interior stairway back of the 
book exchange desk at all hours, but 
during busy hours when an attendant is 
in the juvenile room, an outside entrance 
from the rear may be used. The work 
is being done under the direction and at 
the expense of the library section of the 
San Jose branch of the National Col- 
legiate Alumnse. The old juvenile room 
will be used for bound magazines. — San 
Jose Mercury, March 16. 

The library committee of the San Jose 
branch of the National Collegiate Alum- 
nse will give a musicale April 16 at the 
Hotel Vendome for raising funds to 
equip the new children's room at the 
library. — San Jose Mercury, April 8. 

The library has purchased a set of 
Nelson's Loose-leaf Encyclopedia in 12 
vols. New leaves on live topics are issued 
by the publishers from time to time, and 
can readily be added. — San Jose Mercury, 
March 27. 

Miss Barmby, Miss Elizabeth Kelly and 
Miss Nell McGinley attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 



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Coffee Club Libraey. Alta S. Adams, 
Superintendent of Woman's Department, 
in charge. Established 1900. Annual in- 
come of library, about $400-, received from 
membership fees, etc. Membershiij fee 
$1, constituting life membership in asso- 
ciation and use of books for one year. 
Dues $1 per year. Coffee Club has about 
2000 members, 180 of whom are drawing 
books. No paid employees. Open to 
members every day from 7 A. M. to 8 
p. M. Located 114-120 South Second 
street. 47 magazines received regularly, 
all of which except current numbers are 
for circulation. 22 newspapers received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 1240. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 10, by gift. 
Vols, repaired 12. Total registered card- 
holders 180. Three most popular books : 
Lewis Rand, Cy Whittaker's place, Peter. 

The Coffee Club has moved into very 
commodious quarters. 

Miss Adams attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

*CoLLEGE NoTEE Dame Libeaey. Sis- 
ter Anthony, Librarian. Established 1851. 
Supported by the College and for the use 
of the students. 3 branch libraries and 5 
deposit stations. Open from 8 a. m. to 
7 : 30 p. M. 32 magazines received regu- 
larly, all of which are for circulation. 7 
newspapers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 3677. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 7 : by pur- 
chase 6 ; gift 1. Total registered card- 
holders 136. 

DiRECTOEY Libeaey. Joseph T. Brooks, 
Secretary of Chamber of Commerce, in 
charge. Established 1908. Free to the 
public. Located in rooms of the Chamber 
of Commerce, 40 N. First street. 

Total no. of vols. 60. 

San Jose Law Libeaey. Miss H. G. 
Garrow, Librarian ; Jennie Spencer, Li- 
brarian pro tem. Established 1874. In- 
come received from fees and dues. One 
employee. Open from Monday to Friday 
from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. ; Saturdays from 
9 A. M. to 12 M. Located in Knox block, 
First and Santa Clara streets. 

Total no. of vols, about 5180. Vols. 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, about 
30. 

Santa Claea County Medical So- 
ciety Libeaey. Dr K. C. Park, Secre- 
tary of Society, in charge. Located in 
Public Library, in a room set apart for 
the use of the Society. The medical books 
of the Public Library are in the same 
room. 

Total no. of vols, about 500. 



State Noemal School Libeaey. Miss 
Ruth Royce, Librarian. Established 1862. 
Income received from state appropria- 
tions. Two employees. Open to students 
during school term, September to June, 
Mondays to Fridays from 8 A. m. to 4 : 30 
P. M., Saturdays from 8 A. m. to 12 m. 
Located in State Normal School tempo- 
rary building. 85 periodicals received 
regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 11,309. 

No additions reported. 

Miss Royce attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Univeesity of the Pacific Libeaey. 
Mrs F. G. Franklin, Librarian. Estab- 
lished July, 1851. Income received from 
Woodward memorial fund. Three em- 
ployees, including janitor. Open during 
school term from Monday to Friday from 
8 A. M. to 12 M. and from 1 to 5 P. M. 
Located in one of the University build- 
ings. 32 magazines received regularly, all 
of which are for circulation. 21 period- 
icals received regularly. Library trustees 
annual meeting fourth Tuesday in May. 

Total no. of vols. 9171 (accessioned). 
Vols, added during Jan., Feb. and March, 
231 : by purchase 35 ; gift 196. Circula- 
tion 1526. Current magazines issued 321. 

Rev George Guth, of San Francisco, 
father of President Guth, presented to 
the library as an inaugural gift 45 vols, 
of Allgemeine Geschichte, beautifully 
bound in morocco with exquisite tooling. 

San Juan, San Benito co. 

San Juan Free Public Libeaey. 
Miss Caddie M. Kemp, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1896 ; as Free Public, Decem- 
ber 5, 1905. Annual income of library, 
.$150, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open every day except holidays 
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. Rents 
building for .$3 a month. 3 magazines re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 2 newspapers received regu- 
larly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
first Thursday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 2000. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 11, by gift. 
Circulation 262. Three most popular 
books : David Copperfield, Richard Car- 
vel, The rose of old St. Louis. 

San Leandro, Alameda co. 

San Leandro Feee Public Libeaey. 
Miss Mary Brown, Librarian. Estab- 
lished May 3, 1905; as Free Public, No- 
vember 6, 1905. Annual income of li- 
brary, $1000, received from taxation. 
Two employees, including janitor. Open 
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holidays from 10 to 11 : 30 A. M. and from 
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. m. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $12,000. 13 magazines 
received regularlj-. all of which except 
current numbers are for circulation. 4 
newspapers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 1390. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 186: by 
purchase 112 ; gift 74. Vols, discarded 2. 
Total registered cardholders 555 ; added 
SO; surrendered 33. Circulation 28S0 : 
fiction 1776 ; juvenile 736 ; miscellaneous 
368. Current magazines issued 207. 
Three most popular books : Anne of 
Green Gables, The trail of the lonesome 
pine, Peter. 

The new Carnegie library building was 
opened to the public March 26. Dedica- 
tion ceremonies will be held the first part 
of May. — Oakland Trihitne, March 28. 

The salary of Miss Mary Brown has 
been raised from $20 to $40 in consider- 
ation of her increased work and added 
responsibility in the new library build- 
ing. — Oakland Enquirer, April 22. 

Miss Brown and Trustee Dr Charles 
H. Miller attended the Annual Meeting 
of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

San Luis Obispo, San Luis 

Obispo CO. 

San Lxjis Obispo Free Public Li- 
BBAKT. Mrs Frances M. Milne, Libra- 
rian. Established 1894 ; as Free Public, 
1897. Annual income of library, $2188, 
received from taxation. Three employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except holidays, week days from 10 
A. ii. to 12 M. and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 
9 p. ir. ; Sundays from 2 to 5 P. M. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $10,- 
000. 59 magazines received regularly, of 
which 58 are for circulation. 14 news- 
papers received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting first Tuesday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 6211. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 88 : by gift 
6; binding 82. Vols, lost 1. Total reg- 
istered cardholders 1041 ; added 76 ; re- 
newed IS ; expired 49 ; surrendered 22. 
Circulation 4049: fiction 2499; juvenile 
893 ; miscellaneous 521 ; bound magazines 
136. Current magazines issued 447. Is- 
sued monthly reports in city newspapers. 

The library held an entertainment in 
celebration of the Lincoln centennial on 
the evening of February 11. The rooms 
were decorated with flags and plants, 
Lincoln's portrait having as background 



two silk U. S. flags belonging to the Na- 
tive Daughters. A fine historical address 
was delivered by Prof. Berringer of the 
State Polytechnic School. There were 
also recitations. 

San Luis Obispo County Law Li- 
brary. Judge of Superior Court, in 
charge. Established under act of 1891. 
Income received from fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. Open during court 
hours. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1600^. 

No additions reported. 

State Polytechnic School Library. 
Miss Edith Richardson, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1903. Annual income, about 
$500, received from state appropriation. 
Three employees, including janitor, but 
each employee only in library part of 
time. Open to students on school days 
from S : 30 A. M. to 12 Ji. and from 1 to 
4 : 30 P. M. 48 magazines received regu- 
larly. 

Total no. of vols. 1600. 

The re-cataloging of the library in the 
summer of 1908 has increased its useful- 
ness, and has proved very satisfactoi-y to 
the librarian, the faculty and the student 
body. 

San Mateo, San Mateo co. 

San Mateo Free Public Library. 
C. H. Kirkbride, Librarian. Established 
July 3, 1.SS4 ; as Free Public, September, 
1899. Annual income of library, $2505, 
received from taxation. Two employees. 
Open to public every day except holidays 
from 9:30 A. M. to 12:30 p. M. amr2 
to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $17,500. 14 magazines 
received regularly, of which 7 are for 
circulation. 6 newspapers received regu- 
larly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
first Thursday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 6173. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 141. Vols, 
discarded 1 ; lost 1. Total registered 
cardholders 930; added 92. Circulation 
4411: fiction 3492; miscellaneous 707; 
magazines 212. Three most popular 
books : Dutch life in town and country, 
A knight of the Cumberland, The sword 
of Dundee. 

Income from fines averages $7 per 
month. 

A gas furnace has been established, 
which costs on told daj's $1 a day. 

The grounds have been landscaped at a 
cost of over $200 with redwood trees in 
the rear, in front and on the sides grass, 
fiowers and shrubbery. A fine fiagpole 
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Arbor Day was celebrated in San 
Mateo, and the Native Daughters planted 
a tree on the east side of the library 
building. 

The next children's story hour will be 
held at 3 : 30 on the afternoon of the 
13th. Miss Louise Daly, of Burlingame, 
conducts these hours. — San Mateo Leader, 
April 7. 

Miss Harriet Edwards attended the 
Annual Meeting of the C. L. A., held in 
Oakland 'April 15 to 17. 

San Pedro, Los Angeles co. 

San Pedro [Fbee] Public Library. 
Miss Lena M. Royce, Librarian. Estab- 
lished February 1, 1903; as Free Public, 
February 1, 1903. Annual income of 
library, about $2300, received from taxa- 
tion. Three employees, including janitor. 
Open to public every day except holidays, 
week days from 10 A. M. to 5 P. M. and 
from 6 to 9 P. M., Sundays from 2 to 5 
p. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$12,000. 78 magazines received regularly, 
of which 32 are for circulation. lO news- 
papers received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting first Monday even- 
ing in month. 

Total no. of vols. 3428 (accessioned). 
Vols, added during Jan., Feb. and March, 
101, by purchase. Vols, discarded 9 ; re- 
paired 402. Total registered cardholders 
934 ; added 100 ; renewed 44 ; expired 
152 ; surrendered 12. Circulation 6224 : 
iiction 3220 ; juvenile 1855 ; miscellaneous 
558 ; bound and current magazines 591. 
Three most popular books : The trail of 
the lonesome pine, Lewis Rand, Peter. 

An art collection from the San Pedro 
public schools is on exhibition at the 
Public Library. 

Washington's and Lincoln's pictures 
were presented to the juvenile department 
by M. Adele and Rameau Walton. 

Miss Royce, Miss Holmblad and the 
five library trustees attended the meeting 
of the Sixth District, C. L. A., held in 
San Pedro March 3. 

San Quentin, Marin co. 

San Quentin Prison Library. J. E. 
Hoyle, Warden, in charge. Open Satur- 
days from 7 : bO A. M. to 4 p. M. 7 peri- 
odicals received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 4000. 

No additions reported. 

A. Drahms has resigned as Chaplain 
and Librarian of San Quentin Prison. 



San Rafael, IMarin co. 

San Rafael [Free] Public Library. 
Miss May Cooper, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1887; as Free Public. 1890. An- 
nual income of library, $2500, received 
from taxation. Three employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except holidavs from 9 to 10 a. m. and 
from 1 : 30 to 5 : 30 and 7 to 9 p. M. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $25,- 
OOO, 40 magazines received regularly, of 
which 11 are for circulation. 8 news- 
papers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 7191. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 349 : by 
purchase 299 ; gift 5 ; binding 45. Total 
registered cardholders 923; added 923. 
Circulation 5196. Current magazines is- 
sued 140. 

The San Rafael Public Library has 
vacated the north wing of the High 
School building, and has moved into the 
Carnegie building on Fifth and E 
streets. — San Rafael Independent, Jan. 12. 

The new Carnegie building was dedi- 
cated January 9 with an interesting pro- 
gram. Addresses were made by Judge 
Morrow, Trustee Vincent Neale and 
Judge Angellotti. The ceremony of light- 
ing the fire on the hearth was very beau- 
tifully carried out. A full account of 
the dedication with an exterior view of 
the building is given in the San Rafael 
Marin Journal, January 14. 

Miss Cooper, Miss Margaret Dunbar 
and Trustees Alfred Boyen and Vincent 
Neale attended the Annual Meeting of the 
C. L. A., held in Oakland April 15 to 17. 

Hitchcock Military Academy Li- 
brary. Supported by the Academy for 
the use of students and instructors. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. 

Name of librarian not reported. 

Marin County Law Library. Miss 
Mabel Holland, Librarian. Annual in- 
come, about $300, received from $1 fees 
for filing papers in civil suits. Open to 
public every day. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1200. 

Santa Ana, Orange co. 

Santa Ana Free Public Library. 
Miss Jeanette B. McFadden, Librarian. 
Established 1891. Annual income of li- 
brary, $3233, received from taxation. 
Three employees, including janitor. Open 
to public every day except holidays, week 
days from 9 to 11 : 30 a. m. and from 

1 : 30 to 5 : 30 and 7 to 9 p. M. ; Sundays 

2 to 5 P. M. Owns Carnegie building, 
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regularly, of which 29 are for circulation. 
22 newspapers received regularly. Li- 
brary trustees monthlj' meeting second 
Monday in mouth. 

Total no. of vols. 93S3. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 273: by 
purchase 26.8 ; gift 5. Vols, discarded 20 ; 
repaired 1434. Total registered cardhold- 
ers 3334 ; added 1G3 ; renewed 129 ; sur- 
rendered 16. Circulation 11,674 : fiction 
6320 ; juvenile 322S ; miscellaneous 1224 ; 
current magazines 902. Published news- 
paper bulletins. Three most popular 
books : The firing line. The trail of the 
lonesome pine. The shepherd of the hills. 

Miss McFadden attended the meeting 
of the Sixth District, C. L. A., held in 
San Pedro March 3, and the ^^inual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April l.j to 17. . 

Orange County Law Library. J. C. 
Burke, Secretary. Established June 19, 
1906. Annual income received from $1 
fees for filing papers in civil suits. Open 
from 9 a. m. to 5 p. Ji. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols. 830. 

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara co. 

Santa Barbara Free Public Library. 
Mrs Frances Burns Linn. Librarian. E.*;- 
tablished iSS2 ; as Free Public, 1882. 
Annual income of library, .$6300, received 
from taxation, etc. Four employees, in- 
cluding janitor. Open to public every 
day, week days from 9 a. ir. to 6 p. M. 
and 7 to 9 p. ii., Sundays and holidays 
2 to 5 p. M. Owns building, valued at 
$21,000. 77 magazines received regularly. 
of which 9 are for circulation. 2(3 news- 
papers received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting "first Tuesdav in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 17,787. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 298: by 
purchase 205 ; gift 77 : binding 16. Vols, 
discarded 34. Total registered cardhold- 
ers 3970 ; added 281 : surrendered 441. 
Circulation 16,0.53: fiction 8183; juvenile 
2819 : miscellaneous 4441 ; curreut maga- 
zines 610. Three most popular books : 
Peter. Religion and medicine. The trail 
of the lonesome pine. 

John M. Gamble, the landscape artist, 
has presented the Public Library with an 
attractive volume of wonderful studies in 
portraits and still life. The book is called 
"Color photography," and is edited by 
Charles Holmes. — Santa Barbara yews, 
Jan. 7. 

Because of frequent inquiry for books 



in Norwegian several books in that lan- 
guage have been added to the Public Li- 
brary. — Santa Barbara Independent, 
Jan. 29. 

The Santa Barbara Independent of 
January 14 prints a list of Lincoln ma- 
terial in the Public Library. 

The bulletin board shows a file of 
papers, published in Santa Barbara in 
1874 and 187.5. There were only three 
numbers of each paper — the "Bumble B" 
being for the purpose of exploiting the 
Trinity Church festival of 1875 and the 
"Tomahawk" in the interests of the 
Presbyterian Church fair, 1874. There 
were many attractions at the two church 
festivals, and a big committee was in 
charge of each part of the entertainments. 
Residents, old and new, are much inter- 
ested in scanning these committees. — 
Santa Barbara Independent, March 19. 

The Public Library is showing on its 
bulletin board a map of Africa, which 
was the supplement of the "African num- 
ber" of the national geographical maga- 
zine. In connection with the map is a 
list of magazine articles and books on 
Africa, which will interest the reader 
who is following Theodore Roosevelt in 
his hunting tour. The list is given in 
the Santa Barbara Independent, April 8. 
Miss Clara Morris attended the An- 
nual Meeting of the C. L. A., held in 
Oakland April 15 to 17. 

Santa Barbara County Law Li- 
brary. C. A. Hunt. County Clerk, in 
charge. Established July 17, 1891. An- 
nual income, about $280, received from 
$1 fees for filing papers in civil suits. 
No paid employees. Open to public from 
9 a. ii. to 5 p. 11. Located in Court 
House. 

Total no. of vols, about 2675. 

No additions reported. 

Society of Natural History Li- 
brary. Dr Lorenzo G. Yates. President 
of Society, acting Librarian. Established 
December, 1876. No paid employees. Open 
to public everv Saturday from 2 to 4 
p. M. Owns building, valued at $10,000. 

Total no. of vols, about 4000. 

The large scientific private library of 
President Yates is also open to the public. 

Santa Clara, Santa Clara co. 

Santa Clara Free Public Library. 
Miss Mary A. Mulhall. Librarian. Es- 
tablished October. 1904. Annual income 
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from town treasurer, who donates one 
fourth of his commissions. One em- 
ployee. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays for five hours. 

Total no. of vols, about 1500. 

No statistics received. 

Santa Clara College Libraey. Rev 
Joseph P. Francis, S. J., Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1851. Seven student libraries 
besides the main or College Faculty li- 
brary. Open to the faculty, and on spe- 
cial occasions of reference to the students 
and public. 

Total no. of bound vols, in main li- 
brary, 18,152. 

No aditions reported. 

Sodality Debating Society Library. 
Lester A. Thompson, Librarian. Estab- 
lished 1890. Annual income, $50, re- 
ceived from dues. Open to members of 
the Debating Club and to the public every 
day from 1 to 9 p. M. Located in Sodal- 
ity Club building. 

Total no. of vols, about 878. Total 
registered cardholders about 703. 

No statistics received. 

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz co. 

Santa Cruz [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Minerva H. Waterman, Libarian. 
Established 1S6S ; as Free Public, 1881. 
Annual income of library $4500, received 
from taxation. Three employees. One 
branch library located at Seabright. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
and legal holidays from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. 
and from 7 to 9 p. M. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $20,000. About 125 
periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 16,000. 

No statistics received. 

The trustees of the library yesterday 
paid F. A. Hihn the balance of $1700 
due on the lot. — Santa Cruz Surf, Feb. 6. 

Three remarkable documents connected 
with Abraham Lincoln hang on the wall 
of the juvenile department. One is a 
facsimile of the emancipation procla- 
mation, bearing the actual signatures of 
President Lincoln and Secretary of State 
Seward. The document was made espe- 
cially to be raffled for the benefit of 
the sanitary commission at the time of 
the Civil War, and was presented to the 
library many years ago by the late Adolph 
Hagemann. The second souvenir is Ed- 
win Markham's poem "Lincoln, the man 
of the people," signed by the author ; and 
the third is a portrait of Lincoln, formed 
by the shading of the letters in a copper- 
plate copy of the emancipation proclama- 
tion. — Santa Cruz Surf, March 2. 



A new branch will be opened at Gar- 
field Park Monday, April 5, in a room 
adjoining the new fire house on Bethany 
circle, near California avenue. The I'oom 
was built by the volunteer firemen of 
Garfield Park. Mrs Mosher will take 
charge of the library, which will be open 
as a reading room every day. Miss Doeltz 
of the main library staff will be present 
to issue books on Monday, Wednesday 
and Friday afternoons. — Santa Cruz 
News, April 3. 

Santa Cruz County Law Library. 
Harry E. Miller, Secretary and Libra- 
rian. Established August 3, 1896. An- 
nual income, about $700, received from 
fees for filing papers in civil suits. One 
employee. Open every week day from 
9 A. M. to 5 p. M. Located in room 6 of 
the Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 800. 

No additions reported. 

Santa Maria, Santa Barbara co. 

Santa Maria [Free] Public Li- 
brary. L. E. Blochman, Secretary Li- 
brary Trustees. Established June 17, 
1907. A $10,000 Carnegie building under 
construction. 

Five hundred dollars was appropriated 
by the city trustees for purchasing of 
books and periodicals for the Public Li- 
brary for the first half of the fiscal year 
1908-9. — Santa Maria Graphic, Jan. 7. 

The library trustees are raising money 
by popular subscription for completing 
the park and grounds around the Public 
Library.- — Santa Maria Graphic, Mar. 25. 

Liberal donations of money have been 
made. A baseball game between men 
over 40 and boys under 16 will be played 
April 3 for the benefit of the library 
grounds fund. — Santa Maria Graphic, 
April 1. 

Men's Reading Room. No librarian. 
Established 1907. Minerva Library Club 
supplies magazines and newspapers. Open 
to public from 8 A. M. to 9 :30 P. M. 
Located in room used by Town Trustees, 
rent free. 

No books. 

Minerva Library Club Library. 
Mrs E. S. Faunt Le Roy, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1906. Maintained by club 
mainly. Open to public Friday after- 
noons from 2 :30 to 5. Library is housed 
in L. E. Blochman's ofiice, rent free. 

Total no. of vols. 640. 

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The books of the Minerva Library Club 
are to be presented to the Public Library 
as soon as it is prepared to receive them. 

Santa Monica, Los Angeles co. 

Santa Monica [Free] Public Li- 
BEART. Miss Elfie A. Mosse, Librarian. 
Established 1SS6 ; as Free PuIdHc, Decem- 
ber 5, 1890. Annual income of library. 
§5000. received from taxation. Four em- 
ployees, including janitor. One deposit 
station. The reading room open to public 
every day from S :30 a. m. to 9 :30 P. ii. 
and the book department every day except 
Sundays and holidays from 9 a. m. to 
5 :30 p. ii. and from 6 :30 to 8 P. li. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $12,500. 
85 magazines received regularly, all of 
which except current numbers are for cir- 
culation. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing first Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 10,302. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 607 : by 
purchase 577 ; gift 23 ; binding 7. Vols, 
discarded 56 ; repaired 503 ; rebound 237. 
Total registered cardholders 8159 (about 
1000 active); added 223; renewed 11. 
Circulation 16,530 : fiction 8791 ; juvenile 
4545 ; miscellaneous 2102 ; bound maga- 
zines 90 ; current magazines 1002. Card- 
holders in deposit station about 50 ; cir- 
culation 445. Three most popular books : 
Peter, The mission. Religion and medi- 
cine. 

The Santa Monica Outlook of February 
10 gives a list of the books on Abraham 
Lincoln to be found in the Public Library. 

The catalog was being revised in March. 

Miss Mosse attended the meeting of 
the Sixth District, C. L. A., held in San 
Pedro March 3. 



Santa Paula, A^entura co. 

The proposition of Mr and Mrs Nathan 
W. Blanchard, offering to donate at least 
SIO.OOO for the erection of a public library 
building on condition that the city should 
provide a suitable location and also ap- 
propriate at least $1000 per year for the 
maintenance of the library, was accepted 
by the city trustees on June 4, 1907. 

The city trustees of Santa Paula have 
sold the .$7000 bonds recently voted for 
purchasing a site for a combined public 
library and city hall ; $10,000 is available 
for construction work. — • Los Angeles 
Times, Sept. 27. 

The building is now in process of con- 
struction. 

Santa Rosa, Sonoma co. 

Santa Rosa Free Public Library. 
Miss Margaret Adelle Barnett, Librarian. 



Established 1869; as Free Public. 1884. 
Annual income of library, $3500, received 
from taxation. Three employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except legal holidays, week days from 

1 to 6 and 7 to 9 p. m., Sundays from 

2 to 6 P. il., but no books issued on Sun- 
days. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$125,000. 75 magazines received regu- 
larly, of which 19 are for circulation. 
14 newspapers received regularly. Li- 
brary trustees monthly meeting first 
Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 15,694. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 266 : by 
purchase 186 ; gift 80. Total registered 
cardholders 1468. Circulation 10,944: 
fiction 5111 ; juvenile 1854 ; miscellane- 
ous 3030 ; current magazines 949. 

Miss Barnett attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Sonoma County Law Library. G. W. 
Libby, Secretary, in charge. Established 
1891. Annual income, about $400, re- 
ceived from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. Open to public from 9 a. m. 
to 5 P. ii. Temporarily located in Trust 
Savings Bank building. 

Total no. of vols, about 3000. 

No additions reported. 

Saticoy, Yentura co. 

PoiNSETTiA Club Library. Estab- 
lished October, 1902. The library is at 
present located in West Saticoy, having 
been loaned by the club. 

Sausalito, Marin co. 

Sausalito Free Public Library. Mrs 
Eugenie Melville, Librarian. Established 
March 1, 1906. Annual income of library, 
$2030, received from taxation. Two em- 
ployees, including janitor. Open to pub- 
lic every day except Sundays ; Monday 
to Friday from 1 to 6 and 7 to 9 P. m., 
Saturdays 9 A. ii. to 12 m. and from 1 to 
6 and 7 to 9 P. ii. Rents room for $20 
per mouth. 4 periodicals received regu- 
larly, none of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 1321. Total 
registered cardholders about 645. 

No statistics received. 

Mrs Melville attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Seabright, Santa Cruz co. 

Branch of Santa Cruz Public Li- 
brary. Irma V. Cole, Librarian. Estab- 
lished July 11, 1907. Income received 
from Santa Cruz Public Library. One 
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books Tuesdays, Thursclaj's and Satur- 
days from 2 to 5 p. M. ; reading room 
daily from 9 a. m. to 5 P. M. Owns 
building, valued at $250. 20 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 3 newspapers received regu- 
larly. 

Total no. of vols. 250. Circulation dui-- 
ing Jan., Feb. and March, 1808. Three 
most popular books : The trail of the 
lonesome pine. The flower of the dusk, 
The second generations. 

Seabright Library Association Li- 
brary. Miss S. A. Tyrrell, Secretary. 
Established about 1896. The library has 
been closed for some time. The books 
will eventually be given to the Public 
Library. 

Total no. of vols, between 300 and 
400. 

Selma, Fresno co. 

Selma Carxegie Free Public Li- 
brary. Miss Edith H. Staley, Librarian. 
Established June 1, 1905 : as Free Public, 
January 12. 1906. Annual income of 
library, $1000, received from taxation. 
One employee. Open to public every week 
day from 10 a. m. to 12 ii. and from 1 to 
6 and 7 to S : 30 p. Ji., Sundays 2 to 5 
p. M. Owns Carnegie building, valued at 
$6200. 15 magazines received regularly, 
all of which are for circulation. 4 news- 
papers received regularly. Library trus- 
tees monthly meeting first Tuesday in 
month. 

Total no. of vols. 1500. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March 115 : by 
purchase 112 ; gift 3. Total registered 
cardholders 500 ; added 65. Circulation 
2,607. Current magazines issued 346. 
Three most popular books : The trail of 
the lonesome pine, Mr Crewe's career. The 
barrier. 

Annual income of library was in- 
creased on January 1 from $600 to $1000. 

Miss Staley attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Sierra Madre, Los Angeles co. 

Sierra Madre Library Association 
Library. Mrs Florence B. Wheatly, Li- 
brarian. Established 1887. Annual in- 
come of library, about $300, received from 
subscriptions. Fee 25 cents per month, 
$2 per year or $25 for life membership. 
One employee. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 2 to 
5 and 7 to 9 p. M., and reading room 
open Sunday afternoons. Owns building, 
valued at $3500. 36 magazines received 
regularly, of which 34 are for circulation. 
2 newspapers received regularly. Library 



trustees monthly meeting first Wednesday 
in month. 

Total no. of vols. 2732. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 50: by 
purchase 9 ; gift 41. Vols, repaired 32. 
Total registered cardholders 180 ; added 
45 ; renewed 46 ; expired 56 ; surrendered 
27. Circulation 1465 : fiction 809 ; juve- 
nile 200 ; miscellaneous 157 ; current mag- 
azines 299. Three most popular books : 
The beloved vagabond. The trail of the 
lonesome pine, Wild flowers of California. 

At the Annual Meeting of the Library 
Association on March 3 the old board of 
directors was reelected, as follows : Mrs 
L. C. Torrance, Mrs H. G. Flint, Mrs 
George H. Letteau, Miss A. B. Climie, 
W. S. Andrews, H. J. Potter, W. E. 
Bechtelheimer. L. C. Torrance was re- 
elected auditor. The directors elected 
the following ofiicers : H. J. Potter, presi- 
dent ; Mrs L. C. Torrance, vice-president ; 
Mrs H. G. Flint secretary ; Mrs G. H. 
Letteau, treasurer. — Sierra Madre 'News, 
March 5. 

Sisson, Siskiyou co. 

* Shasta Forest Reserve Library. 
Established May, 1907. Open daily to 
officers of the forest service only from S 
a. m. to 10 P. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 36, and about 
500 bulletins of the U. S. Department of 
Agriculture are also open for use in the 
same office. 

As Supervisor Geo. A. Coleman is no 
longer connected with the Forest Service, 
he is not in charge of the library. It 
has not been reported who has taken 
Mr Coleman's place as supervisor. 

Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles co. 

*SoLDiERs' Home Library. G. W. 
Wilson, Librarian. Established about 
1SS7. Income received from Post Fund. 
Three employees. Open to members, ofii- 
cers and civilian employees Monday to 
Friday from 8 :30 to 11 :30 a. m. and 
from 12 : 30 to 4 and 6 to 7 : 30 P. M., 
Saturday from 8 : 30 to 11 : 30 A. M., and 
Sunday afternoon from 2 to 3 : 30. Owns 
building, valued at $35,000. 70 period- 
icals received regularly, none of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 6850. 

No additions reported. 

Somis, Ventura co. 

OxNARD Public Library Deposit Sta- 
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Sonoma, Sonoma co. 

Sonoma Valley Public Library. Mrs 
Sophia Calderwood, Librarian. Estab- 
lished October, 190.3. Maintained by 
Women's Club. Annual income of library, 
about $72. received from gifts, etc. No 
paid employees. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and holidays from 
7 :30 to 8 :30 p. m. On Wednesdays from 
2 :30 to 5 P. Ji. also. Rents building for 
.$6 per month. 2 local newspapers re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols. S3S. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 8, by gift. 
Vols, repaired 32. 

A petition is being circulated in the 
hope of having a free public library estab- 
lished. The main object is to be able to 
secure the gift of a building from Andrew 
Carnegie. — Sonoma Indcx-Tribiiiie, April 
10. 

Sonora, Tuolumne co. 

SoxoRA Free Library and Reading 
Room. Rev James M. Smith. Librarian. 
Established 1892. 

No statistics received. 

Manzanita - Club Library. Mrs 
Frank Street, President Club. Open 
Saturdays. 

Total no. of vols, about 600. 

No statistics received. 

Tuolumne County Law Library. G. 
W. Nicol, Superior Judge, in charge. Es- 
tablished March, 1908. Annual income 
about .$200, received from $1 fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. No paid em- 
ployees. Open to public week days from 
9 a. m. to o p. M. Located in Court 
House. Library trustees meet first Tues- 
day in each month. 

Total no. of vols. 101. 

Young Men's Club Library. Alfred 
Terzich. Secretary of Club, in charge. 
Established August 6, 188(3. Annual in- 
come of libi'ary, about $650, received from 
membership dues. Rents building for $20 
a month. 20 magazines and 7 newspapers 
received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 1012. No books 
added during Jan., Feb. and March. 

South Pasadena, Los Angeles co. 

South Pasadena Free Public Li- 
brary. Mrs Nellie E. Keith, Librarian. 
Established 1889; as Free Public, No- 
vember, 1895. Annual income of library, 
$2500, received from taxation. Four em- 
ployees, including a janitor and a gar- 
dener. Open to public every day except 
Sundays from 2 to 5 and 6 :30 to 9 p. m. 
Owns Carnegie building, valued at $12,000. 
58 magazines and 4 newspapers received 



regularly. Library trustees monthly meet- 
ing second Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 5500. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 95. Total 
registered cardholders 1630 ; added 135. 
Circulation 7970 : fiction 4434 ; juvenile 
1299 ; miscellaneous 647 ; magazines 1590. 
Three most popular books : The post girl. 
The trail of the lonesome pine, Peter. 

John Hunt has been appointed library 
trustee to fill the vacancy caused by the 
death of Merton Keith. — Pasadena News, 
Jan. 26. 

Mrs Keith attended the meeting of the 
Sixth District, C. L. A., held in San 
Pedro, March 3. 

South San Francisco, San ]\Iateo 

CO. 

St. Paul's Library. Rev Edwin D. 
Kizer, Librarian. Established October, 

1906. Income received from contribu- 
tions. Open to public Tuesdays, Wednes- 
days and Fridays from 7 to 9 P. M. Lo- 
cated temporarily in Rev Kizer's resi- 
dence. 

Total no. of vols. 120. 

Owing to the inadequacy of the former 
quarters, and the uncertainty of the erec- 
tion for some time to come of the new 
Fraternal Building, the reading room 
has been closed and the books are dis- 
tributed by request from Rev Kizer's resi- 
dence, where they are temporarily located. 

Spreckels, Monterey go. 

Spreckels Free Library. H. A. 
Smith, Librarian. Established December, 

1907. Income received from donations. 
No paid employees. Open to public. Lo- 
cated in the south wing of the new hotel 
annex. 5 newspapers received regularly, 
all donated. 

Many books donated. — Spreckels Cou- 
rier, March 25. 

Standish, Lassen co. 

*Standish Literary Club Library. 
Miss Margaretta Bolton. Librarian. Es- 
tablished February 4, 1905. Income re- 
ceived from membership dues, etc. Open 
at anj' time to members only. Located in 
residence of Dr B. B. Bolton. 5 maga- 
zines received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 73. Vols, added dur- 
ing Jan., Feb. and March, 7, by purchase. 
Total registered cardholders 20 ; added 6. 
Circulation 60 : fiction 45 ; miscellaneous 
15. Three most popular books : The trail 
of the lonesome pine. The lure of the 
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Stanford University, Santa Clara 

CO. 

Leland Stanfobd Junior Univeksitt 
Library. George T. Clark, Librarian. 
Established 1891. Income received from 
University fund. Nineteen regular (and 
six students on partial time) employees, 
not including janitor. Open to public 
every day except Sundays and holidays, 
Monday to Friday from 8 A. M. to 10 
p. M., Saturdays S a. m. to 3 : 30 p. m. 
Owns building, valued at $150,000. 800 
periodicals received regularly, none of 
vfhich are for circulation, except over 
Sunday. 

Total no. of vols. 122,773. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 3105 : by 
purchase 1920; gift 667; binding 518. 
Vols, discarded 33. The library is, of 
course, chiefly for reference ; still the cir- 
culation was 47,699. 

Mr Clark, Miss Edith Coulter, Melvin 
G. Dodge, Miss Elizabeth Hadden, Miss 
Alice Hayes, Miss Cornelia Provines and 
Miss Helen Sutliff attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

Stockton, San Joaquin co. 

Stockton Free Public Library. W. 
F. Clowdsley, Librarian. Established 
May, 1880; as Free Public, May, 1880. 
Annual income of library, $12,378, re- 
ceived from taxation. Seven employees, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day except holidays, week days from 9 
a. m. to 9 p. M., Sundays from 10 a. m. 
to 4 p. M. and from 6 to 9 P. M. Owns 
building, valuld at about $75,000. 189 
magazines received regularly, all of which 
except current numbers are for circula- 
tion. Library trustees monthly meeting 
first Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 42,164. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 619. Total 
registered cardholders 3310 (and 39 
teachers ) ; added 380 ; renewed 666 ; ex- 
pired 1087. Circulation 20,683: fiction 
11,454 ; juvenile 5133 ; miscellaneous 
4096. Three most popular books : The 
shuttle. The barrier, The shepherd of the 
hills. 

Architect Walter King is drawing plans 
for some changes at the Public Library. 
One of the stairways is to be removed 
and the space added to the ofiice. A 
dumb waiter for the handling of books 
between the two floors is to be installed. — 
Stockton Mail, Jan. 18. 

Mr Clowdsley, Miss Anna Creaner, Miss 
Hattie Mann and Miss Lilly Olsten at- 
tended the Annual Meeting of the C. L. A., 
held in Oakland, April 15 to 17. 



Coffee Club Library. Miss Annie 
Fox, Librarian. Established April 6, 

1907. One employee. Open to public 
every day from 6 a. m. to 10 p. m. Lo- 
cated at 229 East Weber avenue, in 
Coffee Club rooms. 24 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, none of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 217. 

San Joaquin County Law Library. 
M. J. Henry, Librarian. Established 
July 30, 1894. Annual income, about 
$625, of which about $300 is from $1 
fees for filing papers in civil suits. One 
employee. Open to public every day, 
except Sundays and holidays, from 9 
A. M. to 12 M. and 1 to 5 P. M. Located 
in rooms 10 and 11 of Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 3889. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 69. 

Sugar Pine, Madera co. 

Sugar Pine Library. Mrs Claudia 
M. Smith, Librarian. Established Octo- 
ber 1, 1907. Maintained by the Sugar 
Pine Lumber Co. for the benefit of the 
employees. One employee. Open every 
day from 8 A. M. to 10 :30 P. M. 36 period- 
icals received regularly, all of which are 
for circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 250. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 4, by pur- 
chase. Total registered cardholders 22 ; 
added 22. Three most popular books : 
Coniston, Mr Crewe's career. The son of 
the wolf. 

Suisun, Solano co. 

SuisuN Free Public Library. Mrs 
Ed Dinkelspiel, Secretary Library Trus- 
tees. Established May 8, 1906. 

No news items received. 

Sunnyvale, Santa Clara co. 

Sunnyvale Free Library and Read- 
ing Room. Mrs L. F. Devert, President 
W. C. T. U. Established about October, 

1908, through the efforts of the W. C. 
T. U., the money having been raised by 
entertainments and contributions. Many 
magazines received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, not reported, but 
several persons interested have made dona- 
tions of books. 

Susanville, Lassen co. 

Susanville Free Reading Room. The 
reading room has been closed temporarily. 

Lassen County Law Library. F. A. 
Kelley, Superior Judge, in charge. No 
income, as the $1 fee for filing papers in 
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public from 9 A. M. to 4 p. M. Located 
in judge's chambei's. 

Total no. of vols. 210. 

The library is being reorganized. 

Sutterville, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. Frank Mead, Custodian. 
Total no. of vols. 50. 

Tropico, Los Angeles co. 

Tropico Free Library. Harriet T. 
Meyers, Librarian. Established February, 
1906. No paid employees. Open to pub- 
lic Mondays and Saturdays from 2 to 
4 :30 P. M. and one evening a week. 
Owns building, valued at $200. 

Total no. of vols. 732. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 32 : by pur- 
chase 16 ; gift 16. Total registered card- 
holders 427 ; added 23. Circulation 1282 : 
fiction 837 ; juvenile 407 ; miscellaneous 
38. Current magazines issued 314. Most 
popular books : The trail of the lonesome 
pine, When I was czar. 

Mrs John A. Logan, president of the 
Tropico library board, reports that $35 
was realized from the sale of tags on 
Tag Day. The money will be used for 
buying ueAV books for the library. 

Tulare, Tulare co. 

Tulare Free Public Library. Mrs 
E. B. Oakford, Librarian. Established 
1878; as Free Public, 1901. Annual in- 
come of library, $1235, receive from taxa- 
tion. Two employees, including janitor. 
Open to public every day except holidays, 
week days from 9 A. M. to 12 M. and from 
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M. ; Sundays from 2 
to 5 p. M., but no books issued. Owns 
Carnegie building, valued at $10,000. 41 
magazines received regularly, all of which 
except current numbers are for circula- 
tion. 29 newspapers received regularly. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Wednesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 4807. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 61 : by pur- 
chase 47 ; gift 12 ; Gov. docs. 1 ; State 1. 
Vols, discarded 2 ; repaired 98. Total 
registered cardholders 575 ; added 81 ; re- 
newed 5 ; surrendered 20. Circulation 
3485: fiction 2006; juvenile 978; miscel- 
laneous 405 ; bound magazines 90. Cur- 
rent magazines issued 302. Three most 
popular books : The garden of Allah, 
Lewis Rand, Darrell of the blessed isles. 

University of Calieornia Branch 
Culture Station Library. J. T. Bearss, 
Librarian. Open to public every day ex- 



cept Sundays. Located about two miles 
from Tulare. 

Total no. of vols, about 5050. 

The library consists principally of bul- 
letins and reports from the U. S. Depart- 
ment of Agriculture and from agricultural 
experiment stations throughout the United 
States. 

Tuolumne, Tuolumne co. 

Maxwell Free Library. Rev Wm. 
H. Wheeler, Librarian. Established 1903. 
Income received from fines, etc. Open to 
public Mondays from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 
p. M. Located in Guild hall under St. 
Michael's Episcopal Church, rent free. 

Total no. of vols, about 800. 

No statistics received. 

Turlock, Stanislaus co. 

City Library and Reading Room. 
Mrs S. R. Douglas, Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 20, 1908. Income received 
from quarterly subscriptions from busi- 
ness men. One paid employee. Open to 
public every day except Sundays and 
holidays from 3 to 9 : 30 P. M. Rents 
room for $15 per month. 23 periodicals 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 4 newspapers received regu- 
larly. 

Total no. of vols. 515. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 91: by 
purchase 21 ; gift 70. Vols, repaired 24. 
Total registered cardholders 364 ; added 
95 ; surrendered 10. Three most popular 
books : The conquest of Canaan, The little 
brother of the rich, The affair at the inn. 

Ukiah, Mendocino co. 

Uriah Free Public Library. Mrs 
Imogene S. Perkins, Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 9, 3906; as Free Public, 
March 9, 1906. Annual income of library, 
about $500, received from taxation. One 
emploj'ee. Open to public every week day 
from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M. ; Sundays 
from 2 to 5 P. M., but no books issued. 
Rents room for $15 per month. 22 maga- 
zines received regularly, all of which ex- 
cept current numbers are for circulation. 
15 newspapers received regularly. Li- 
brary trustees monthly meeting fourth 
Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 1920. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 154 : by 
purchase 145 ; gift 9. Vols, repaired 44. 
Total registered cardholders 1072; added 
77. Circulation 2123 : fiction 1486 ; juve- 
nile 517 ; miscellaneous 120. Current 
magazines issued 334. 

Mendocino Law Library. Arthur J. 
Thacher, Librarian. Established 1892. 
Annual income, about $300, received from 
$1 fees for filing papers in civil suits. 



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No paid employees. Each attorney has a 
key to the room in which the books are 
kept. Located in Court House. 3 period- 
icals received regularly. Library trustees 
annual meeting first Monday in August. 
Total no. of vols. 1200. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 21. 

Upland, San Bernardino co. 

Upland Public Libraey. Mrs J. S. 
McCormick, Librarian. Established April, 
1900. Income received from town trus- 
tees. One employee. Open to public 
every day ; reading room all day and even- 
ing ; books issued on Monday, Thursday 
and Saturday from 7 to 8 p. m. Rents 
building for $10 a month. 13 periodicals 
received regularly, all, except current 
numbers, of which are for circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 600. 

William M. Kinsel of Ontario has re- 
cently given 53 volumes to the library. 
These books are doubtless the ones listed 
in the Ontario Record of March 11. 

Vacaville, Solano co. 

Vacaville Free Public Library. W. 
H. Price, President Library Trustees. 
Established June 21, 1905. 

No books as yet. 

*Ulatus Book Club Library. Mrs 
C. P. Angell, Librarian. Maintained by 
membership fees of $1.50 for one card 
and 50 cents additional for a second card. 
Located in Mrs Angell's store. 

Total no. of vols. 585. 

Vallejo, Solano co. 

Vallejo [Free] Public Library. 
Miss L. Gertrude Doyle, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1883; as Free Public, 1884. 
Annual income of library, $2059, received 
from taxation. Four employees, includ- 
ing janitor. Open to public every day 
except Sundays and holidays from 1 : 30 
to 5 and 6 : 30 to 9 p. M. Owns Carnegie 
building, which originally cost about $30,- 
000. 52 periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 7813. Total 
registered cardholders about 1830. 

No statistics received. 

Miss Doyle, Mrs Mary Anderson and 
Miss Margaret McPherson attended the 
Annual Meeting of the C. L. A., held' in 
Oakland April 15 to 17. 

A new department, devoted to govern- 
ment reports, has been added to the Public 
Library. A room has been fitted up in 
the basement and new shelving installed. — ■ 
Vallejo Times, April 2. 



Venice, Los Angeles co. 

Free Library and Reading Room. 
Mrs Cora D. Bouck, in charge. Estab- 
lished March 20, 1908. To be supported 
by donations, etc. Light and fuel fur- 
nished by Abbott Kinney. No paid em- 
ployees. Open to public every day from 
8 A. M. to 8 p. M. Located in building 
loaned by Abbott Kinney. 7 magazines 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols. 500. 

The Pick and Shovel Club has paid for 
books to the amount of $150. 

Ventura, Ventura co. 

Ventura [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Florence Vandever, Librarian. Es- 
tablished 1874; as Free Public, 1878. 
Annual income of library, $1000, received 
from taxation. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every week day 
from 2 to 4 : 30 and 7 to 9 p. M., Sun- 
days from 2 to 4 : 30 p. M. Owns build- 
ing, valued at $10,000. 

Total no. of vols, about 4972. Total 
registered cardholders about 360. 

No statistics received. 

Ventura County Law Library. Earl 
E. Moss, Librarian. Established April 
18, 1891. Annual income, about $300, re- 
ceived from $1 fees for filing papers in 
civil suits. No paid employees. Open to 
public every day except Saturday after- 
noons and Sundays from 9 a. m. to 5 
p. M. Located in Court House. About 
12 periodicals received regularly. Li- 
brary trustees meet quarterly. 

Total no. of vols, about 1000. Current 
reports received during Jan., Feb. and 
March. 

The following trustees have been ap- 
pointed for the County Law Library : Don 
G. Bowker, Geo. E. Farrand and M. J. 
Rogers. — Ventura Free press, Feb. 17. 

Veterans' Home, Napa co. 

Veterans' Home Library. No libra- 
rian at present. Established 1886. Two 
employees, including janitor. Open to 
members of the Home every day from 

8 A. M. to 8 p. M. 

Total no. of vols, about 3100. 

No additions reported. 

E. H. Ellis has resigned as librarian, 
and no one has been appointed to take 
his place. 

Visalia, Tulare co. 

ViSALiA Free [Public] Library. Mrs 
M. J. McEwen, Librarian. Established 
June 1, 1904 ; as Free Public. 1904. An- 
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from taxation. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to public every day except 
Sundays and holidays, from 10 A. M. to 
12 M., and from 2 to 5 and 6 : 30 to 9 
p. M. ; Sundays 2 to 5 P. M. Owns Car- 
negie building, valued at $10,000. 50 
periodicals reecived regularly, none of 
which are for circulation. About 40 
newspapers received regularly. Library 
trustees monthly meeting second Tuesday 
in month. 

Total no. of vols. 3000. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 203 : by 
purchase 190 ; gift 13. Vols, discarded 
11 ; repaired 34. Total registered card- 
holders 1336 ; added 85 ; renewed 6 ; ex- 
pired 3 ; surrendered 2. Circulation 2656 : 
fiction 1910 ; juvenile 529 ; miscellaneous 
217. Three most popular books : The 
trail of the lonesome pine, The gambler, 
Lewis Rand. 

Trustee N. W. Kibler and Mrs Kibler 
attended the Annual Meeting of the 
C. L. A., held in Oakland, April 15 to 17. 

Tulare County Law Library. D. M. 
Edwards, Librarian and Secretary. Es- 
tablished 1893. Annual income, about 
$325, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. No paid employees. 
Open every day except holidays, Sundays, 
and Saturday afternoons from 8 A. M. to 
5 P. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols. 1815. During Jan., 
Feb. and March, about $600 worth of 
books have been added. 

The Court House has recently under- 
gone repairs and additions to the amount 
of $40,000, and another room has been 
added to the library. The books have all 
beea repaired and rearranged in their 
new location. 

Vorden, Sacramento co. 

Sacramento County Free Library 
Station. P. G. de Back, Custodian. 

Total no. of vols. 50. 

Waterman, Amador co. 

Library of the Preston School of 
Industry. Miss Clara J. Gunz, Libra- 
rian. Established July 1, 1906. Annual 
income about $450, of which $250 is 
received from the State and the balance 
from officers of the school. Open even- 
ings for exchange of books. 

Total no. of vols, about 1856. Total 
registered cardholders about 300. 

No statistics received. 

Watson ville, Santa Cruz co. 

Watsonville [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Belle M. Jenkins, Librarian. Es- 



tablished 1896. Annual income of library, 
$1000, received from taxation. Two em- 
ployees. Open to public every day from 
1 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. m. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $12,000. 32 magazines 
received regularly, 25 of which are for 
circulation. 8 newspapers received regu- 
larly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
first Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 5000. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 89. Vols, 
repaired 60 ; vols, lost 3. Total regis- 
tered cardholders 2901 ; added 64 ; re- 
newed 6 ; surrendered 2. Circulation 
6487: fiction 3832; juvenile 1690; mis- 
cellaneous 651 ; bound magazines 90 ; cur- 
rent magazines 224. Three most popular 
books : The guest of Quesnay, The master 
mummer. The strawberry handkerchief. 

Miss Jenkins attended the Annual Meet- 
ing of the C. L. A., held in Oakland April 
15 to 17. 

Weaverville, Trinity co. 

Catholic Library. Ruby M. Whit- 
more, Librarian. Established 1907. 

Total no. of vols. 122. 

The above items are from the Weaver- 
ville Journal of Jan. 2, 1909. 

Philomathian Library. A. C. Meckel, 
Librarian. Established June, 1907. An- 
nual income to be about $100, received 
from subscriptions. Membership fee $1 
and 5 cents is charged for each book. No 
paid employees. Open Wednesday and 
Saturday afternoons. 

Total no. of vols. 20. 

No news items received. 

Trinity County Law Library. 
Horace R. Given, Librarian. Established 
about 1891. Income received from $1 
fees for filing papers in civil suits. No 
paid emploj'^ees. Open every week day 
from 9 A. M. to 12 M. and from 1 to 5 
p. M. Located in Court House. No 
periodicals received regularly. 

Total no. of vols, about 200. No books 
added during Jan., Feb. and March. 

Weed, Siskiyou co. 

Mt. Shasta Free Library. Rev H. 
Isaac, Librarian. Established November 
28, 1907. No income at present. No 
paid employees. Open to public every 
day except Sundays from 9 a. m. to 12 M. 
and 7 to 9 p. M. Located in room under 
the church, rent free. 25 periodicals re- 
ceived regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 

Total no. of vols, about 125. Total 
registered cardholders about 25. 

No statistics received. 



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West Saticoy, Ventura co. 

PoiNSETTiA Club Library. W. E. 
Snell, Librarian. Established 1902. No 
income. Loaned by ladies of Saticoy 
Poinsettia Club. Open to public every 
day except Sundays and legal holidays 
from 8 A. M. to 6 p. M. Located in store 
of Wm. Snell. 

Total no. of vols. 34. 

No additions reported. 

Westminster, Orange co. 

I. O. O. F. Westminster Free Li- 
brary. F. F. Sully, President Library 
Trustees. Established 1901. Income re- 
ceived from various orders, which are 
drawn on regularly for the support of 
the library. One employee. Open to the 
public Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sun- 
days. Located in the Odd Fellows' Build- 
ing, rent free. Several periodicals re- 
ceived regularly. 

Total no. of vols, not given, but about 
$2000 has been spent on books, $500 of 
which was given by Andrew Carnegie 
about 7 years ago. 

No statistics received. 

Whittier, Los Angeles co. 

Whittier [Free] Public Library. 
Miss Emily M. Seegmiller, Librarian. 
Established April 9, 1900; as Free Pub- 
lic, April 9. 1900. Annual income of 
librarj', $4200. received from taxation. 
Three employees, including a janitor and 
a gardener. Open to public every day 
except holidays, week days from 10 a. m. 
to 9 p. M. ; Sundays from 2 to 5 P. M. ; 
holidays from 2 to 9 p. m. Owns Carne- 
gie building, valued at $20,000. 68 mag- 
azines received regularly, all of which 
are for circulation. 10 newspapers re- 
ceived regularly. Library trustees monthly 
meeting second Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 4366. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 260 : by 
purchase 223; gift 9; binding 28. Vols, 
discarded 16 ; repaired 556 ; rebound 29. 
Total registered cardholders 1455 ; added 
159 ; surrendered 9. Circulation 9306 : 
fiction 3372 ; juvenile 1892 ; miscellaneous 
1990 ; bound magazines 138 ; current mag- 
azines 1914. 

Miss Seegmiller and Miss I. M. Oren- 
dorff attended the meeting of the Sixth 
District, C. L. A., held in San Pedro, 
March 3. 

Miss Seegmiller attended the Annual 
Meeting of the C. L. A., held in Oakland 
April 15 to 17. 

University of California Patholog- 
ical Laboratory Library. Edith Mil- 
hous, in charge. The library, when regu- 



larly established will be open to the public 
for reference every day except Sundays 
from 9 A. M. to 5 p. m. Located at 400 
South Greenleaf ave. 

Whittier College Library. Miss 
Coila F. Carter, Librarian. Establisned 
September 12, 1905. Two employees, in- 
cluding janitor. Open to students and 
to the public for reference every day ex- 
cept Saturdays and Sundays from 8 A. M. 
to 4 p. M. Located in main college build- 
ing. 26 magazines received regularly, all 
of which are for circulation. 3 news- 
papers received regularly. 

Total no. of vols. 3319. Vols, added 
during Jan., Feb. and March, 76 : by pur- 
chase 32 ; gift 44. Total registered card- 
holders 75. Circulation 334. Current 
magazines issued 17. 

Williams, Colusa co. 

Ed and George Miller have raised 
$410.55 for the library fund. This 
amount is the result of four public enter- 
tainments. — Williams Farmer, Jan. 30. 

Willits, Mendocino co. 

AViLLiTS Free Public Library. Mrs 
M. Estelle Gorlinski. Librarian. Estab- 
lished March 3, 1906; as Free Public, 
March 3, 1906. Annual income of library, 
$450, received from taxation. One em- 
ployee. Open to public three daj's of each 
week from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Rents 
room for $15 per month. 3 magazines 
received regularly, all of which are for 
circulation. 5 newspapers received regu- 
larly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
last Tuesday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 895. Vols, added dur- 
ing Jan., Feb. and March, 33 : by pur- 
chase 31 ; gift 2. Vols, repaired 21 ; lost 
1. Total registered cardholders 500. Cir- 
culation 2010 : fiction 1394 ; juvenile 578 ; 
miscellaneous 38. Current magazines 
issued 79. Three most popular books : 
Chip of the flying U, St. Elmo, The 
barrier. 

Willows, Glenn co. 

Willows Free Public Library. Miss 
Ada Knock, Librarian. Established March 
15, 1906 ; as Free Public, March 15, 
1906. Annual income of library, $590, 
received from taxation. One employee, 
including janitor. Open to public every 
day from 2 to 6, and 7 to 9 P. M. Rents 
building for $25 per month. 11 maga- 
zines and 5 newspapers received regu- 
larly. Library trustees monthly meeting 
first Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 594. Vols, added 
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purchase 12 ; gift 8. Vols, discarded 1 ; 
repaired 12. Total registered cardholders 
182 ; added 9 ; renewed 2. Circulation 
1199: fiction 906; juvenile 274; mis- 
cellaneous 19. Three most popular books : 
The firing line, The Kentuckian, The 
prima donna. 

Glenn County Law Library. Claude 
F. Purkitt. Librarian. Established 1891. 
Annual income, about $7o, received from 
$1 fees for filing papers in civil suits. 
No paid employees. Open to public every 
week day except holidays from 9 A. Ji. 
to 5 p. ir. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 1136. 

No additions reported. 

Wilmington, Los Angeles co. 

"Wilmington [Free] Public Library. 
Mrs Tena B. Cary, Secretary. Ordinance 
passed February 8, 1909. Trustees have 
appropriated $300, which amount will be 
added to by private donations until a 
special tax levy can be made next year. 
To be located in new City Hall. 

Winters, Yolo co. 

Winters Free Library and Reading 
Room. Mrs Leon Hodges, Librarian. 
Established March, 1892. Income re- 
ceived from subscriptions. One employee. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. m. Rents room 
on Main street for $10 per month. 

Total no. of vols, about 400. Total 
registered cardholders about 25. 

No statistics received. 

Woodland, Yolo co. 

Woodland Free Public Library. Mrs 
Ada Wallace, Librarian. Established 
June, 1874; as Free Public, 1891. An- 
nual income of library, $1289, received 
from taxation and $200 from Board of 
Supervisors. Two employees, including 
janitor. Open to all residents of the 
county every day except Christmas, week 
days from 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 : 30 p. M., 
Sundays 2 to 6 p. ii. Owns Carnegie 
building, valued at $11,000. 12 maga- 
zines received regularly, all of which ex- 
cept current numbers are for circulation. 
Library trustees monthly meeting first 
Monday in month. 

Total no. of vols. 6500. Total regis- 
tered cardholders 564 ; added 125. Circu- 



lation 3008: fiction 1836; juvenile 722; 
miscellaneous 146 ; bound magazines 10 ; 
current magazines 294. Most popular 
books : Pam, Pam decides. 

*Holy Rosary Academy Library. 
Sister M. Bertilde, Librarian. Estab- 
lished September, 1886. Income received 
from Academy and for the use of its 
students. 

Total no. of vols. 1114. 

Yolo County Law^ Library. N. A. 
Hawkins, Superior Judge, Librarian. Es- 
tablished about 1895. Annual income, 
about $250, received from $1 fees for 
filing papers in civil suits. No paid em- 
ployees. All attorneys have keys. Lo- 
cated in Judge's Chambers of Hall of 
Records. About 12 periodicals received 
regularly. Library trustees annual meet- 
ing first Monday in January. 

Total no. of vols, about 2000. Vols, 
added during Jan., Feb. and March, 15. 

Yosemite, Mariposa co. 

Yosemite Valley Branch of Sierra 
Club Library. Miss Mary Randall. Li- 
brarian for ' 1908. Supported by Club. 
Open to public for reference only. Lo- 
cated in Le Conte luemorial Lodge. 

Total no. of vols, about 61. 

The library is kept open only during 
the three months of heaviest travel each 
summer. 



Yreka, Siskiyou co. 

Siskiyou County Law Library. J. 
F. Lodge, Superior Judge, Librarian. 
Established 1892. Annual income, about 
$200, received from $1 fees for filing 
papers in civil suits. No paid employees. 
Open to public every day except Sundays 
from 9 A. M. to 5 P. m. Located in 
Judge's Chambers, Court House. 5 peri- 
odicals received regularly. Library trus- 
tees have monthly meetings. 

Total no. of vols. 785. 

Yuba City, Sutter co. 

Sutter County Law Library. K. S. 
^lahon. Librarian. Annual income, about 
$60, received from $1 fees for filing papers 
in civil suits. Open every day from 9 
A. M. to 5 P. M. Located in Court House. 

Total no. of vols, about 450. 

No additions reported. 



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DIRECTORY FOR LIBRARY SUPPLIES AND OTHER 
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST. 



Many public libraries waste a great 
deal of time and money before they find 
good places to get supplies. The plan is 
to give all libraries the benefit of the 
experience of the older libraries of the 
state by listing under different heads the 
houses that have been found to give sat- 
isfaction, the names and addresses being 
furnished by the older and larger libraries 
of California. In this way suggestions 
will be given as to where different sorts 
of books may be bought, where books may 
be rebound or periodicals bound, where 
library furniture may be bought, etc., 
both in California and in the East. 

If any information is needed about 
the firms listed below which can not be 
obtained from the firms themselves, the 
names of the libraries recommending the 
different ones will be sent to any library 
upon application to the Extension De- 
partment of the State Library. 

In this same section space will be given 
to any libraries of California in which to 
list numbers of periodicals, etc., wanted 
to complete files ; books especially needed 
at any time, either to purchase or borrow ; 
needs of any sort, such as an assistant 
to catalog the library, or assist, etc. Space 
will also be given to any librarian who 
wants a permanent position in a library, 
or who wants special work such as cata- 
loging small libraries, etc. 

The section is entirely at the disposal 
of libraries and librarians for the pur- 
pose of mutual aid. 

Supplies. 

A. L. A. Catalog. 

Superintendent of Documents, 
Government Printing OfRce, 
Washington, D. C. 

Binding and Mending. 
Binding. 

J. B. Mclntyre Binding Co., 1165 
Howard St., San Francisco, 
Calif. 



Supplies— Continued. 



Binding and IVlending. 

Binding. 

Hicks- Judd Co., 270 Valencia st., 
San Francisco, Calif. 

H. J. Lawrence, Fair Oaks, Sac- 
ramento Co., Calif. 

Sacramento Bookbindery, Sacra- 
mento, Calif. 

Silvius & Schoenbackler, 423 J st., 
Sacramento, Calif. 

Sewing Bench. 

American Type Founders' Co., 
818 Mission St., San Francisco, 
Calif., and 121 N. Broadway, 
Los Angeles. 

Binding Materials. 

A. Zellerbach & Sons, Battery 
and Jackson sts., San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 
Isaac Upham Co., Seventeenth 
and Polsom sts., San Francisco, 
Calif. 
Leather, threads, and gilding powder. 
Gane Bros. & Co., 116-120 Market 
St., Chicago, 111. 
End papers and tar boards. 

Blake, Moffltt & Towne, 419 
Eleventh st., Oakland, and 242- 
248 Los Angeles St., Los 
Angeles, Calif. 
Side papers. 

H. F. Leclercq, 54 Duane st.. New 
York City. 
Thread. 

Sacramento Bookbindery, Sacra- 
mento, Calif. 

Mending Materials. 

W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 
Adhesive parchment paper and ad- 
hesive cloth, 
Gaylord Bros., Syracuse, N. Y. 
H. A. Wing, 2126 North Thirty- 
first St., Philadelphia, Pa. 



Blind. 



Embossed books, etc.. Addresses 
will be furnished by the Exten- 
sion Department of the State 
Library. 



DIRECTORY FOR LIBRARY SUPPLIES, ETC. 



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Supplies— Continued. 

Book Covers. 

The Van Everen adjustable hook 
cover. 
P. F. Van Everen, New York City. 
The Derrick penny book cover. 
F. R. Derrick, Brodliead, "Wis. 
Book Pockets. 

Democrat Printing Co., Madison, 
Wis. 
Book Slips, Name Slips, etc. 
Ruled and plain. 

Hicks- Judd Co., 270 Valencia St., 
San Francisco, Calif. 
Book Stacks, Metal Furniture, etc. 

Snead & Co., Jersey City, N. Y. 
Art Metal Construction Co., 

Jamestown, N. Y. 
Library Bureau, 509-513 Market 
St., San Francisco, Calif. 
Book Supports, Bracket and Pedal for 
Perforating Stamp and other Mechan- 
ical Appliances. 

S. H. Berry, 507 Throop ave., 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Library Bureau, 509-513 Market 

St., San Francisco, Calif. 
Democrat Printing Co., Madison, 
Wis. 
Books. 

Baker Taylor Co., 33-37 East 

Seventeenth St., New York City. 

O. A. Hale & Co., San Jose, Calif. 

A. C. McClurg, 215 Wabash ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

Cunningham, Curtiss & Welch, 
565-571 Market St., San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 
W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 
Law Books. 

Bancroft-Whitney Co., 200 Mc- 
Allister St., San Francisco, 
Calif. 
English Books and Publications. 

B. F. Stevens & Brown, 4 Trafal- 
gar Square, W. C, London. 

Foreign Books and Publications in 
Various Languages. 

E. Steiger & Co., 25 Park Place, 
New York City. 

Lemcke & Buechner, 11 East Sev- 
enteenth St., New York City. 
Second-hand Books. 

McDevitt-Wilson Book Shop, 1 
Barclay st. New York City. 

Henry Malkan, 18 Broadway, 
New York City. 

J. W. Cadby, 64 Hamilton st., 
Albany, N. Y. 

S. F. McLean & Co., 4 Bible 
House, New York City. 



Supplies— Continned. 



Books. 

Second-hand Books. 

Day's Library, Ltd., 96 Mount st. 

Park Lane, London, W., Eng- 
land. 
Mudie's Select Library, 30-34 New 

Oxford St., London, Eng. 
Advertise in Publishers' Weekly, 

under heading "Books Wanted." 
Especially Californiana. 

Robert E. Cowan, 867 Treat ave., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
Dawson's Bookshop, 518 S. Hill 

St., Los Angeles, Calif. 
De Witt & Snelling, 9 Telegraph 

ave., Oakland, Calif. 

Books for Rent. 

Booklovers Library, 1215 Post st., 
San Francisco, Calif. 
Cabinets. 

See Furniture and Supplies. 

Catalog Cards. 

Library Bureau, 509-513 Market 

St., San Francisco, Calif. 
W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 

Cutter Tables, Size Rulers, etc. 

Library Bureau, 509-513 Market 
St., San Francisco, Calif. 
Engraving. 

Bolton & Strong, 1620 Fifteenth 
St., cor. Mission, San Francisco. 

Furniture and Supplies. 

Library Bureau, 509-513 Market 
St., San Francisco, Calif. 

The Clark k Baker business has been bought 
out by the Library Bureau, and the latter 
now carries the Clark & Baker furniture in 
addition to its own. 

W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 
Locks, Keys, Shelf Supporting Pins, etc. 

Corbin Cabinet Lock Co., New 
Britain, Conn. 
Magazines. 

Back Volumes and Numbers. 

Boston Book Co., 83-91 Francis 

St., Fenway, Boston, Mass. 
J. W. Cadby, 64 Hamilton st., 

Albany, N. Y. 
Walter S. Houghton, 64 New Park 

St., West Lynn, Mass. 
Hub Magazine Co., 110 Tremont 

St., Boston, Mass. 
H. W. Wilson Co., 300 Fourteenth 
ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 
Magazine Covers. (Both canvas and 
leather. ) 

N. S. Dygert, Berkeley, Calif. 
Hicks-Judd Co., 270 Valencia St., 
San Francisco, Calif. 



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Supplies— Continued. 



Newspaper Racks and Files. 

Ideal Paper File Co., Adrian, 
Mich. 
Pamphlet Binders. 

Gaylord Bros., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Paper for Magazine Covers, Manila 
Paper, Blotters, etc. 

Blake, Moffltt & Towne, 419 
Eleventh st., Oakland, and 
242-248 Los Angeles St., Los 
Angeles, Calif. 

W. P. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 

Perforating Stamp. 

Cummins library perforator. 

The B. F. Cummins Co., Chicago. 

Periodical Subscription Agencies. 

Grumiaux News and Subscrip- 
tion Co., Le Roy, N. T. 

Mutual Subscription Agency, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

D. D. Cottrell, North Cohocton, 
N. Y. 

Wm. H. Guild & Co., 120 Tre- 
mont St., Boston, Mass. 

Pictures and Casts. 

Photographs, Etc. 

Perry Pictures Co., Maiden, Mass. 
Braun, Clement & Co., 256 Fifth 

ave.. New York City. 
Berlin Photographic Co., 14 East 

Twenty-third St., New York 

City. 
Curtis & Cameron, Copley Square, 

Boston, Mass. 

Especially for reproductions of American ai-t. 

Frank Hegger, 288 Fifth ave.. 
New York City. 

Franz Hanfstaengl, 114 Fifth 
ave., New York City. 

Soule Art Publishing Co., 502 
Dudley st., Boston, Mass. 
Statuary, Plaster of Paris Casts, 
Reliefs, Etc. 

P. P. Caproni & Bros., 1914 Wash- 
ington St., Boston, Mass. 

Printing. 

Frye & Smith, 1031 Sixth st., San 

Diego, Calif. 
Hicks-Judd Co., 270 Valencia st, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Rubber Stamps and Type. 

Chipron Stamp Co., 219 West 

First St., Los Angeles, Calif. 
Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Co., 

220-224 "West First St., Los 

Angeles, Calif. 
Henry B. Sleeper, 1014 Fourth St., 

Sacramento, Calif. 
Dayton Stencil Works, Dayton, 

Ohio. 



Supplies— Continued. 



Ruling. 

Hicks-Judd Co., 270 Valencia st., 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Sacramento Bookbindery, Sacra- 
mento, Calif. 

Silvius & Schoenbackler, 423 J St., 
Sacramento, Calif. 

Sewing Benches. 

See Binding and Mending. 

Shelf Label-Holders. 

Japanned steel shelf label-holders. 
Democrat Printing Co., Madison, 
Wis. 

Stationery. 

Blake, Moffltt & Towne, 419 

Eleventh st., Oakland, and 

242-248 Los Angeles st., Los 

Angeles, Calif. 
Grimes Stassforth, Los Angeles, 

Calif. 
Le Count, Clark & Ormond, 220 

Market st., and 9 California st., 

San Francisco, Calif. 
Loring & Co., 762 Fifth St., San 

Diego, Calif. 
W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 

Typewriter Ribbons. 

Corona Supply Co., Rochester, 
N. Y. . 

Chas. A. Foyer & Co., 96 Fifth 
ave., Chicago, 111. 

Lynch, Stiles & Brannan, 404 
Market St., San Francisco, 
Calif. 

Smith Premier Typewriter Co., 
1931 California st., San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 

W. F. Purnell, Sacramento, Calif. 

Librarians Wishing Work. 

Elsie Wingate would like a position as 
attendant, or in general library work. 
Can furnish references. Address as 
above, Stockton, Cal. 

Eleanor Reed would like a position as 
assistant librarian, or library attendant. 
Experience and references. Address as 
above, care Mr Thos. R. Reed, room 37, 
Keating Bldg., San Diego, Cal. 

Magazine Exchange. 

In March the following circular letter 
was sent to all California libraries : 

We wish to make an experiment in ref- 
erence to the Magazine Exchange. Up to 
the present, we have not kept the blue 
"want" slips on file here, having returned 
them as soon as we found whether or not 
there were any such duplicates listed as 



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"available for exchange." We now request 
every librarian to list his "wants" on the 
blue slips furnished by this library and 
to send them to us promptly, even if he 
can not take the time to list his "available 
for exchange" duplicates. 

In this way we can know what the 
California libraries need in the way of 
magazines, and so can tell better what is 
the best way to meet that need. "When 
we have the file of "wants" we will report 
to the libraries what we consider the best 
way to proceed, and they can help us 
decide on any further steps that may be 
advisable to take. 

If you need the blue "want" slips, be 
sure to let us know at once. 

Very truly yours, 

J. L. GILLIS, 
State Librarian. 

The response to this request has been 
very prompt and complete from about 
fifteen libraries. It is hoped that the 
others that wish to complete volumes or 
sets of magazines will send their lists 
very soon to the Extension Department, 
so that some further steps can be taken. 

A. L. A. Booklist. 

Those who have, like the State Library, 
been cutting- up the A. L. A. Booklist 
and mounting it on cards, will be inter- 
ested in the following letter received in 
answer to a request for proof sheets 
printed on one side only : 

Madison, Wis., March 19, 1909. 
Mr J. L. GiLLis, 

California State Library, 

Sacramento, Cal. 
My Dear Mr Gillis : Your request to 
the Publishing Board for twenty copies of 
the January Booklist printed on one side 
only has been referred to me. I sincerely 
regret that the decision to do this work — 
which originated in a suggestion from 
your office and was taken up by the 
League at Chicago — was made too late to 
include the January number. The first 
press proofs printed were for the February 
number. Of that and the March number 
we printed one hundred copies, and shall 
continue to do so until we see what the 
demand is likely to be. Mr Bliss of 
Pennsylvania has increased his order from 
ten to twenty copies, so he is evidently 
finding them useful, and the Wisconsin 
commission is making plans to utilize 
them also. 

Very sincerely yours, 

BLVA D. BASCOM, 

Editor A. L. A. Booklist. 



It is hoped that before long the book- 
list will be printed also on cards, so that 
it may not be necessary to cut and mount 
the proof sheets in order to have a card 
file for reference purposes. This request 
has also been made of the A. L. A. Pub- 
lishing Board, Nina E. Browne, Sec, 34 
Newbury st., Boston. No action has as 
yet been taken in this matter. 

The Library Register. 

On account of the many inquiries ad- 
dressed to the State Librarian for sta- 
tistics on California librarians, it was 
decided to keep at the State Library a 
register of all library workers in Cali- 
fornia, and in a separate file to keep a 
register of all librarians outside the state 
who have expressed a wish to come to 
California. 

The card register blanks were sent to 
the California libraries in March, and up 
to the present the complete staff of only 
about 75 libraries has sent in complete 
information. 

In explaining the uses of this register 
Mr Gillis, at the annual meeting of the 
C. L. A., gave, among many others, the 
following : Recently he had received a 
letter from Mr George F. Bowerman, 
librarian of the Washington, D. C, Public 
Library, who as chairman of the A. L. A. 
Committee on Pensions has been sending 
out a questionaire. This committee de- 
sires to find out the number of librarians 
in the United States, what their ages, 
present salaries, average salaries during 
the past five years and years of service 
are. This information, once in hand, will 
be given over to an actuary who will be 
able to figure out the foundation neces- 
sary to give each librarian a pension, 
under stated conditions. Finally, it is 
doubtless the intention to lay the whole 
matter before Mr Carnegie, and ask him 
to consider the question of a pension fund 
for librarians. Such an undertaking 
would be greatly facilitated could each 
state library or library commission fur- 
nish the information for its own state. 
Consequently the California State Library 
feels altogether justified in its endeavor 
to learn more about the library workers 
of the state. 

It is requested that every library 
worker fill out one of these card register 
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sent incomplete information write for new 
blanks. The State Library will furnish 
the library register blanks to any one 
requesting them. 

It is also desirable that every one send 
a photograph to file with the card. 

The State Library also wishes to keep 
a register of library workers in California 
from the state's earliest library history, 
and the addresses of any former libra- 
rians should be sent to the State Libra- 
rian. 

Most Popular Books in California 
Libraries During January, 
February and March, 1909: 

Fox, John, jr. The trail of the lone- 
some pine. N. Y. Scribner 190S. 
422p. plates. $1.50. 

Family feuds, illicit whisky dis- 
tilling and the development of a 
"boom" town in Kentucky's moun- 
tains furnish the action for a story 
of much vigor and beauty. . . . 
The story first appeared in Scrib- 
ner's magazine. — A. L. A. Jjooklist, 
Nov., 1908, p. 268. 



Smith, Francis Hopkinson. Peter. N. Y. 
Scribner 1908. 482p. illus. $1.50 
A charming story about a very 
lovable old gentleman whose vig- 
orous personality, optimistic tem- 
perament, and warm sympathy 
make him a vital influence in the 
lives of many people. The plot is 
slight, but interesting, and the 
characterizations excellent. A very 
cheerful, wholesome book. — A. L. 
A. booklist, Sept.-Oct., 1908, p. 246. 

Johnston, Mary. Lewis Rand. Bost. 
Houghton 1908. 510p. plates. $1.50. 
An historical novel set in the 
administration of Jefferson. . . . 
The hero, Lewis Rand . . . self- 
made, a protege of Jefferson, is on 
his way to fame when he is 
tempted by Burr to join the latter 
in his . . . enterprise of setting 
up an empire beyond the Allegha- 
nies. The tragedy of Rand's 
temptation and fall is powerfully 
portrayed, intermingled with the 
gentleness and devotion of the 
wonderful Jacqueline. — The book 
review digest. Jan. -Dec, 1908, p. 
195. 



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CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, 



HANDBOOK AND PROCEEDINGS OF ANNUAL MEETING, 1909. 



CONTENTS. 

Handbook. 

Officers. 

Committees. 

District Officers and Districts. 

Past Officers. 

Constitution. 

Publications, etc. 

List of Members. 

Annual Meeting. 
Program. 
Exliibits. 
Trustees Section. 
Social Features. 
Miscellaneous. 
Reports of Officers. 
President. 

Secretarj^ -Treasurer. 
Reports of Committees. 
Auditing. 
Publications. 
Nominating. 

Relation between Schools and Libra- 
ries. 
List of Books for Children. 
Cooperation among Libraries. 

Periodical purchase and exchange. 
Book Selection and Buying and 

Inter-Library Loans. 
Binding and other Workroom 

Problems. 
Bibliographic Work. 
Pictures for Libraries. 
C. L. A. Pin. 

Statistics of Library Associations. 
Public Library Activities. 
Distribution of State Documents. 
Uniform Business Methods. 
Library Training School. 
Papers and Addresses at the Annual 
Meeting. 
Library conditions in Oregon. Cor- 
nelia Marvin. 
Recent California Library Legisla- 
tion and its Significance, Milton J. 
Ferguson. 



Annual Meeting — Continued. 

Address, John Graham Brooks. 

County Library System in Multno- 
mah County, Oregon, Mary F. 
Isom. 

County Library System in Sacra- 
mento County, Lauren W. Ripley. 

Elk Grove Station of Sacramento 
County Library, Harriet G. Eddy. 

Book-plates, William A. Brewer. 

Pictures in Libraries, Anna McG. 
Beckley. 

HANDBOOK. 

OflEicers. 

President, James L. Gillis, State Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Vice-President, Lauren W. Ripley, Free 
Public Library, Sacramento. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Alice J. Haines, 
State Library, Sacramento. 

Trustees Section. 

President, William F. Hyde, trustee 
of Palo Alto Public Library. 

Vice-President, Leon J. Richardson, 
trustee of Berkeley Public Library. 

Secretary, Mrs I. N. Chapman, trustee 
of Alameda Public Library. 

Committees. 

Executive Committee — The President, 
Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and 
Joseph C. Rowell, George T. Clark, 
Charles S. Greene, William R. Watson, 
F. B. Graves, Victoria Ellis. 

Publications- — Mary L. Sutlifif, State 
Library, Sacramento, chairman ; Marga- 
ret Eastman, Retta Parrott. 

Resolutions — Melvin G. Dodge, Stan- 
ford University, chairman ; Mrs H. M. 
Faulder, Emily M. Seegmiller. 

Auditing — James B. Stovall, Wells- 
Fargo Library, San Francisco, chairman ; 
Arthur B. Smith. 



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Relation hetween Schools and Libra- 
ries — Harriett G. Eddy, Elk Grove, chair- 
man ; Jane Shepard, W. R. Watson. 

List of Boohs for Children — A. C Bar- 
ker, 1852 Thirteenth ave., Oakland. 

Cooperation among Libraries — Antoin- 
ette M. Humphreys, A. K. Smiley Public 
Library, Eedlands, chairman, (a) Peri- 
odical Purchase and Exchange — Miss N. 
M. Russ, Public Library, Pasadena, chair- 
man ; Clara C. Field, Julia Steffa. 
(6) Book Selection and Buying and In- 
ter-Library Loans — Lauren W. Ripley, 
Public Library, Sacramento, chairman ; 
David R. Moore, Minerva H. Waterman, 
(c) Binding and Other Woolcroom Prob- 
lems — Kirke H. Field, Redlands, chair- 
man ; Mrs Frances B. Linn, Carrie S. 
Waters. (d) Bibliographic Work — Eu- 
dora Garoutte, State Library, Saci'amento, 
chairman ; Pauline Gunthorp. Florence 
Thornburg. 

Pictures for Libraries — Anna McC. 
Beckley, Public Library, Los Angeles, 
chairman ; Mary M. Bevans, Mrs Hannah 
P. Davison, Ethelwyn H. Fagge, Anne 
Hadden, Elfie A. Mosse, . 

Library Training School — J. L. Gillis, 
chairman ; Joseph C. Rowell. George T. 
Clark, Charles S. Greene, William R. 
Watson. 

Uniform System of Business Methods — 
Margaret E. Dold, State Normal School 
Library, Chico, chairman ; Bertha Kumli. 

Statistics of Library Associations — 
Susan T. Smith, State Library, Sacra- 
mento. 

Library Supplies — Laura Steffens, 
State Library, Sacramento. 

Membership — Stella Huntington, State 
Library, Sacramento. 

District Officers and Districts. 

In view of the grovv^th of the library 
movement throughout the State, the Pres- 
ident, at the annual meeting of the Asso- 
ciation in 1908, increased the number of 
districts from four to nine. 

First District. 

President, Mrs Marcella H. Krauth, 
Public Library, Alameda. 

Secretary, Anna L. Sawyer, Margaret 
Carnegie Library, Mills College. 

The first district consists of the follow- 



ing cities : San Francisco, Alameda, 
Berkeley. Oakland ; and the following 
libraries : Leland Stanford Junior Uni- 
versity Library and Margaret Carnegie 
Library, Mills College. 

Second District. 

President, Anne Hadden, Public Li- 
brary, Palo Alto. 

Secretary, Public Library. 

The second district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties: Alameda (excepting Ala- 
meda, Berkeley, Mills College and Oak- 
land), Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, 
Santa Clara (excepting Stanford Univer- 
sity), Santa Cruz. 

Third District. 

President, L. Gertrude Doyle, Public 
Library, Vallejo. 

Secretary, Mrs Mary Anderson, Public 
Library, Vallejo. 

The third district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Lake, Marin, Mendocino, 
Napa, Solano, Sonoma. 

Fourth District. 

President, Mrs Mary J. McEweu, Pub- 
lic Library, Visalia. 

Secretarj^ Frank Lambersou, trustee. 
Public Library, Visalia. 

The fourth district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Fresno, Kern, Kings, 
Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, 
Tulare, Tuolumne. 

Fifth District. 

President, Harriet G. Eddy, Elk Grove. 

Secretary, . 

The fifth district consists of the follow- 
ing counties : Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, 
Contra Costa, El Dorado, Inyo, Mono, 
Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, 
Yolo. 

Sixth District. 

■President, Margaret Kyle, Public Li- 
brary, Riverside. 

Secretary, Jeanette E. McFadden, Pub- 
lic Library, Santa Ana. 

The sixth district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Imperial, Los Angeles, 
Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San 
Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, 
Ventura. 

Seventh District. 

President, W. G. Bonner, Public Li- 
brary, Eureka. 



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Secretary, Mrs N. E. Winslow, Public 1903- 
Library, Ferndale. 

The seventh district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Del Norte, Humboldt. 



Eighth District. 

President, Anna L. Williams, Public 
Library, Alturas. 

Secretary, Mrs Erie G. Duke, Likely. 

The eighth district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, 
Sierra. 

Ninth District. 

President, Belle Crane, Public Library, 
Colusa. 

Secretary, Minnie McDonald, Public 
Library, Biggs. 

The ninth district consists of the fol- 
lowing counties : Butte, Colusa, Glenn, 
Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trin- 
ity, Yuba. 

Past Officers. 

1895— President— J. C. Rowell. 

Vice-President — George T. Clark. 

Secretary — A. M. Jellisou. 

Treasurer — Andrew J. Cleary. 
1896— President— J. C. Rowell. 

Vice-President — ( Not recorded. ) 

Secretary — A. M. Jellisou. 

Treasurer — Andrew J. Cleary. 
1897— President— J. C. Rowell. 

Vice-President — George T. Clark. 

Secretary — A. M. Jellisou. 

Treasurer — Andrew J. Cleary. 
1898— President— George T. Clark. 

Vice-President — A. M. Jellisou. 

Secretary — Frederick J. Teggart. 

Treasurer — Emily I. Wade. 
1899— President— Frederick J. Teggart. 

Vice-President — Mrs Plarriet C. 
Wadleigh. 

Secretary — Robert E. Cowan. 

Treasurer — Emily I. Wade. 
1900— President— Herbert C. Nash. 

Vice-President — Miss N. M. Russ. 

Secretary — J. H. Wood. 

Treasurer — Emily I. Wade. 
1901 — President — Charles S. Greene. 

Vice-President — Mary L. Jones. 

Secretary — Frank B. Graves. 

Treasurer — Mary F. Williams. 
1902— President— Charles S. Greene. 

Vice-President — Mary A. Walker. 

Secretary — Robert E. Cowan. 

Treasurer — Frank B. Graves. 



1904- 



■President — Frank B. Graves. 

Vice-President — J. L. Gillis. 

Secretary — Robert E. Cowan. 

Treasurer — Florence B. Whittier. 

President — Joy Lichtenstein. 

Vice-President — Bertha Kumli. 

Secretary — JNIargaret A. Schmidt. 

Treasurer — Florence B. Whittier. 
1905 — President — Joy Lichtenstein. 

Vice-President — Minerva H. Water- 
man. 

Secretary — Anna L. Sawyer. 

Treasurer — Anna K. Fossler. 
1906 — President — James L. Gillis. 

Vice-President — Melvin G. Dodge. 

Secretary— Mary L. Sutliff. 

Treasurer — David M. Belfrage. 



District Officers. 
1st district. 

President — Lauren W. Ripley. 
Secretary — Mabel G. Huntley. 
2d district. 

President — Joseph D. Layman, 
Secretarj- — Mrs Alice G. Whit- 
beck. 
3d district. 

President — Jean D. Baird. 
Secretaries — Grace Hurlbut, 
Margaret Dold. 
4th district. 

President — Antoinette M. Hum- 
phreys. 
Secretary — Sarah M. Jacobus. 
-President — James L. Gillis. 
Vice-President — Melvin G. Dodge. 
Secretary - Treasurer — Alice J. 
Haines. 



1907- 



District Officers. 
1st district. 

President — Susan T. Smith. 
Secretary — Ida M. Reagan. 
2d district. 

President — Mrs Alice G. Whit- 
beck. 
Secretary — Anne Hadden. 
3d district. 

President — Margaret E. Dold. - 
Secretary — Sarah E. Bedinger. 
4th district. 

President — Mrs Charles F. 

Schwan. 
Secretary — ■ Mrs Henrietta M. 
Faulder. 
1908 — President — James L. Gillis. 

Vice - President — Antoinette M, 

Humphreys. 
Secretary - Treasurer — Alice J. 
Haines. 



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District 
1908— 1st district. 

President — 
Secretary — . 

2d district. 
President 
Secretary 

3d district. 
President 
Secretary 

4th district. 
President — 
Secretary- 

5tla district. 
Pi-esident- 
Secretary- 

6tli district. 
President- 
Secretary- 

7tli district. 
President — 
Secretary 

Sth district. 
President — . 
Secretary- 

9tli district. 
President — 
Secretary 



Officers. 

Stella Huntington. 
Anna L. Sawyer. 

Mary Barmby. 
■Frances Patterson. 

Sara F. Cassiday. 
-Leone Safley. 

Sarah E. Bedinger. 
J. Albert Smith. 

W. F. Clowdsley. 
■Hattie M. Mann. 

Miss N. M. Russ. 
■Emily ]\I. Seegmiller. 

W. G. Bonner. 

Mrs N. E. Winslow. 

Anna L. Williams. 
Mrs Erie Duke. 

Ida M. Rea.£;an. 
Belle Crane. 



Constitution of the California Li- 
brary Association. 

Sectiox 1. This organization shall be 
called the California Library Association. 

Sec. 2. Its object shall be to promote 
the welfare of libraries, and bring them 
into closer relations with the public. 

Sec. 3. Any trustee, librarian or other 
person engaged in library administration, 
may become a member of the Association 
by paying the annual fee. Other persons 
interested in library or allied educational 
work may in the same manner become 
members, on receiving the affirmative vote 
of the majority of the Executive Com- 
mittee. Persons who have rendered im- 
portant services to library interests, or 
to the cause of education in general, may, 
upon recommendation of the Executive 
Committee, be elected to honorary mem- 
bership in the Association. 

Sec. 4. Annual dues shall be one 
dollar for individuals and five dollars for 
libraries and other institutions, payable 
in advance in January. Numbers shall 
be assigned to members in the order of 



their joining. Any member owing more 
than two years' dues shall, after thirty 
days' written notice from the Secretary- 
Treasurer, be dropped from the rolls. 
Any individual member may become a 
life member, exempt from dues, upon 
payment of twenty dollars. All funds 
received from life memberships shall be 
placed at interest and the interest only 
expended. Library membership shall en- 
title the trustees thereof to all privileges 
of membership in the Association. 

Sec. 5. The officers of the Association 
shall be a President, a Vice-President, 
District Presidents (as appointed by the 
President), and a Secretary-Treasurer. 
In case of a vacancy in any office except 
that of President the Executive Commit- 
tee may designate some person to dis- 
charge the duties of the same 2)f'o tempore. 

Sec. 6. The above officers, excepting 
District Presidents, shall be elected by 
ballot at the last regular session of the 
annual meeting, to hold office for one year 
or until their successors are elected. Past 
Presidents of the Association shall con- 
stitute a Nominating Committee. At the 
call of the President they shall meet on 
or before the first day of the annual meet- 
ing and make nominations for all elective 
offices. One nomination shall be made 
for each office, but upon petition of five 
members for each name so placed, addi- 
tional names of candidates must be placed 
upon the official ballot, which shall be 
publicly posted. Three members of the 
Nominating Committee shall constitute a 
quorum. 

Sec. 7. The President shall preside at 
the regular annual meeting and at such 
other special meetings as may be called. 
He shall perform the duties generally 
pertaining to his office. He shall, at the 
annual meeting, make an annual report 
on the condition and affairs of the Asso- 
ciation. He shall arrange the program 
for the annual meeting. 

Sec. 8. The Vice-President shall act 
as President during absence or incapacity 
of the latter. 

Sec. 9. The Secretary-Treasurer shall 
keep the minutes of the general meetings 
and of those of the Executive Committee, 
and shall keep a record of all business 
transacted ; shall give due notice of any 
election, appointment, meeting, or other 
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of any member, and shall have charge of 
the books, napers and correspondence. 

Sec. 10. The Secretary-Treasurer shall 
keep a full and accurate record of all 
receipts and disbursements, with date, 
purpose, and amount : shall collect dues 
and pay bills authorized by the Executive 
Committee, and shall make statement of 
his accounts annually and at such other 
times as the Association may require. 
He shall assign a serial number to each 
member, shall enter same upon receipts 
for dues, and shall notify members of 
delinquencies. 

Sec. 11. The following- standing com- 
mittees shall be appointed by the Presi- 
dent as soon after the annual meeting as 
possible : An Executive Committee, con- 
sisting of the President, Vice-President, 
Secretary-Treasurer, and six other mem- 
bers, which shall be a general advisory 
committee to the President and the As- 
sociation, and shall also authorize ex- 
penditures ; a committee of three on Pub- 
lications : a committee of three on Reso- 
lutions, to which all resolutions shall be 
referred ; a committee of two on Audit, 
which shall examine the Treasurer's 
books and report thereon at the annual 
meeting. The President may appoint 
such other special committees as he may 
from time to time deem necessary. 

Sec. 12. District Presidents shall be 
appointed by the President as soon as 
practicable after the annual meeting. 
These shall be selected with a view to 
covering the whole of the State, and the 
President shall indicate for each a dis- 
trict which he shall be expected to rep- 
resent. The District Presidents shall ar- 
range for and hold quarterly meetings in 
their respective districts, and shall en- 
deavor to enlist the interest and the 
membership in the association of all the 
library workers in their respective dis- 
tricts. They shall render annual reports 
to the President and shall appoint Secre- 
taries to make reports of their meetings. 

Sec. 1.3. The annual meeting of the 
Association shall take place at such place 
and time as may be determined by the 
President and the Executive Committee. 

Sec. 14. Fifteen members shall con- 
stitute a quorum. 

Sec. 15. Special meetings shall be 
called by the President, on request of ten 
or more members ; prorided. that five 



days' previous notice be duly given, and 
that only business specified in the call 
shall be transacted. The President and 
the Executive Committee may call special 
meetings of the Association at such times 
as may be deemed necessary. 

Sec. 16. This Constitution may be 
amended at any meeting of the Associa- 
tion, notice of the proposed amendment 
having been given in writing at a pre- 
vious meeting. A majority vote of those 
present shall be required. 

Publications, etc. 

No. 1. The relation of libraries to the 
higher education, by Prof. Arley Barth- 
low Show. San Francisco, May, 1897. 

No. 2. Magazine publishing in Cali- 
fornia, by Charles S. Greene ; The rela- 
tion of libraries to righteousness, by Prof. 
Edward Alsworth Ross. San Francisco, 
May, 1898. 

No. 3. Libraries of California in 1899. 
San Francisco, April, 1900. 

No. 4. California library laws. 1850- 
1903. San Francisco, 1903. 

No. 5. Book reviews and the librarian 
(Dodge) : Notes about bulletin work 
(Whitbeck) ; Small library plans: Selec- 
tion of books for a small library (Clark) ; 
A State Library publication ; What a 
town can do for a library (Greene); 
News and notes (Kimball) ; Two impor- 
tant meetings ; Twenty-five good books on 
California ; List of members. San Fran- 
cisco, July, 1904. 

No. (j. Suggestive list of library aids 
for the librarian in the small town library 
(Whittier) ; Essentials and non-essentials 
in the children's room (Russ) ; Forms, 
rules and regulations (Graves) ; The es- 
sentials in classifying and cataloging 
(Haines) ; The Santa Cruz meeting of 
the California Library Association 
(Sturges). San Francisco. December, 
1904. 

No. 7. List of California periodicals 
issued previous to the completion of the 
transcontinental telegraph (August 15, 
184(j-October 24, 1861), by Katherine 
Chandler. San Francisco, March. 1905. 

No. S. Handbook and proceedings of 
annual meeting, 1908. Sacramento. Cali- 
fornia. April, 1908. 

No. 9. C. L. A. Picture list, compiled 
by the Committee on pictures for libra- 
ries. Anna McC. Beckley. Chairman. Los 



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Angeles, August, 1908. Price 25c, post- 
paid. 

Officers, 1895; Constitution of the Li- 
brary Association of Central California ; 
List of members ; Programs of meetings 
April 12, 1895, to February 14, 1896. 
[1896.] 

Officers 1895 ; Constitution of the Li- 
brary Association of Central California ; 
Constitution of the Library Association 
of California, amendments ; List of mem- 
bers ; Officers, 1895-1903. [1903.] 

Proposed revised constitution of the 
California Library Association. [1906.] 

Reprints. 

1. Henry Bradshaw, librarian and 
scholar, by Dr Ewald Fliigel, San Fran- 
cisco, 1904. (Reprinted from "Library 
Journal," August, 1904.) 

2. Library Associations of Washington, 
Oregon and California ; papers read at 
the Pacific Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 
July 5, 1905. (Reprinted from "Library 
Journal," November, 1905.) 

3. Book selection and purchase for 
small libraries, by Mabel E. Prentiss. 
(Reprinted from "Public Libraries," 
February, 1906.) 

Circulars. 

Numerous circulars have been sent out 
from time to time, but unfortunately the 
Association has not a complete file. 
Members who have any of these will 
confer a favor by sending them to the 
Secretary-Treasurer. 

Note. — Publications Nos. 1-6 and Re- 
prints Nos. 1-2 are practically out of 
print, the stock being so low that none 
can be given away, except to libraries to 
complete files'. There is a large number 
of No. 7 and of Reprint No. 3 for dis- 
tribution to members and others who may 
wish them. 

Publication No. S, C. L. A. Picture List, 
is for sale by Miss A. McC. Beckley, Pub- 
lic Library, Los Angeles, at 25 cents a 
copy, postpaid, with a discount of 10 
per cent on orders of 10 or more copies. 
Each member is entitled to one copy 
without charge, and may buy additional 
copies at 15 cents each. 

Bibliographic Lists. 

For the exhibits of California and 
United States documents at the 1908 
meeting bibliographic lists were prepared 
as follows : 



Agriculture in California. .Nellie M. Russ 
Forestry in California. . .Ernest Bruncken 
Gems and Precious Metals in Califor- 
nia Letitia Patterson 

Horticulture in California, Grace M. White 

Indians of California H. Ralph Mead 

Water Supply and Irrigation 

W. P. Clowdsley 

Agricultural and Horticultural Prod- 
ucts U. S. Clark 

There are a good many copies still on 
hand. They may be had, free of charge, 
upon application to the Secretary-Treas- 
urer. 

On File. 

The Secretary-Treasurer has on file 
copies of the following, which will be 
loaned to any one v^nshing to consult 
them : 

1. Los Angeles Public Library. Classi- 
fication for the Picture Collection of the 
Los Angeles P. L. : Paintings, Sculpture, 
Architecture. 

2. Outlines for the study of art, com- 
piled by Anna McC. Beckley : Itinerary 
for Rome ; Itinerary for a portion of 
Spain ; Sandro Botticelli ; Michelangelo ; 
Romanesque architecture. 

8. C. L. A. Committee on Public Li- 
brary Activities. Section reports : Chil- 
dren's work and schools, Mrs A. G. Whit- 
beck ; Special collections and exhibits, 
Victoria Ellis ; Lecture courses and coop- 
eration with town enterprises, Jean D. 
Baird ; Reference, Sarah M. Jacobus. 

4. Papers read at the District meet- 
ings. These have been listed in 'News 
Notes of California Lihraries from time 
to time. 

Members. 

This list is, so far as known, correct to 
May 15. The number following each 
name is the registration number in the 
order of joining. *Attended the annual 
meeting, 1909. A register was kept at 
the meeting from which this marking of 
the names was done. 

A. K. Smiley Public Library, Redlands 
(Antoinette M. Humphreys, Ln.) 314. 

Trustees : Charles Putnam, Pres. ; W. A. 

Nichols, Sec'y; Kirke H. Field; L. 

Worthington Green ; Dr E. E. Major. 
Alameda Free Public Library, Alameda 

(Mrs Marcella H. Krauth, Ln.) 859. 
Trustees ; George H. Mastick, Pres. ; 

*E. W. Maslin, Sec'y: P. W. Barton; 

*Mts I. N. Chapman'; I N. C. Hawks. 



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♦Anderson, Mrs Mary, Asst. P. L., Vallejo. 

494. 
Andrews, Jesselyn, Asst. P. L., Los 

Angeles. 299. 
Armstrong, Alice E., Asst. Ln. Nevada 

State Univ. L., Reno, Nev. 242. 
*Baird, Jean D., Ln. P. L., Fresno. 243. 
*Bamford, Frederick I., Assoc. Ln. F. L., 

Oakland. 315. 
Barker, Beatrice J., Head Cataloger Univ. 

of Oregon L., Eugene, Ore. 250. 
Barker, Emma B., Asst. Ln. Beale Mem- 
orial L., Bakersfield. 351. 
*Barmby, Mary, Ln. P. L., San Jose. 142. 
Barnett, Mrs M. C, Santa Rosa. 416. 
*Barnett, Margaret Adelle, Ln. P. L., 

Santa Rosa. 251. 
Baxley, Alice, 2072 Peralta Ave., Fruit- 
vale. 237. 
*Beardslee, Oliver G., Ln. Booklovers L., 

13tli and Franklin Sts., Oakland. 293. 
Beckley, Anna McConnell, Principal Ref- 

erence^Dept. P. L., Los Angeles. 339. 
*Beckley, Stella C, Principal Juvenile 

Dept. P. L., Los Angeles. 476. 
*Bedinger, Sarah E., Ln. Beale Memorial 

L., Bakersfield. 157. 
Belfrage, David M., Ln. Cooper Medical 

College L., San Francisco. 135. 
Benn, Mrs Mary B., Ln. P. L., Gilroy. 

389. 
*Bennett, Mrs Mira Burnett, Ln. State 

Normal School L., San Francisco. 

446. 
*Bennett. Istella, Cataloger University of 

California L.. Berkeley. 464. 
Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley (David 

R. Moore, Ln.) 411. 
Trustees : *Leon J. Richardson, Pres. ; 

Thomas F. Dowd ; H. D. Irwin ; A. W. 

Naylor ; Charles Sleeper ; D. R. Moore, 

Sec'y. 

Bevans, Mary M., Asst. P. L., Los Angeles. 
452. 

Biggs Public Library, Biggs (Minnie Mc- 
Donald, Ln.) 442. 
Trustees : J. M. Brough, Pres. ; C. E. 
Chatfield, Sec'y ; C. N. Brown ; Mrs 
W. M. Doty ■ Mrs C. C. Spence. 

Blanchard, Mrs A. L., Shelf Lister State 
L., Sacramento. 266. 

Blanchard, Nathan W., Santa Paula. 349. 

Bloomer, Margaret D., Principal Book 
Order Dept. P. L., Los Angeles. 344. 

Bonner, W. G., Ln. F. L.. Eureka. 438. 

Brandt, Christine M.. Ln. P. L., Oroville. 
376. 



*Brown, Mary, Ln. F. P. L., San Leandro. 

287. 
*Browne, Florence E., Curator Children's 

Dept. F. L., Oakland. 457. 
*Bruncken, Ernest, Head of Sociological 

Dept. State L., Sacramento. 217. 
*Bumstead, Frank M., Binding Asst. Univ. 

of Calif. L., Berkeley. 318. 
Burnham, Franklin P., Architect, 655 

Pacific Electric Bldg., Los Angeles. 

324. 
*Burt, Lillian, Accession Cataloger Univ. 

of Calif. L., Berkeley. 175. 
California State Library, Sacramento. 

(J. L. Gillis, Ln.) 274. 
Trustees: *CharIes S. Greene, Pres.; 

*Allen B. Lemmon ; Bradner W. Lee ; 

* Joseph Steffens ; W. C. Van Fleet. 

Carroll, Ethel, Asst. P. L., Oxnard. 443. 

*Cassiday, Sara Frances, Ln. F. L., Peta- 
luma. 208. 

Champlin, Eva St. Clair, Alfred, N. Y. 
366. 

Chico Public Library, Chico. (Laura A. 
Sawyers, Ln.) 419. 
Trustees : Dr C. C. Van Liew, Pres. ; 
C. H. Camper ; Mrs Guy R. Kennedy ; 
Mrs C. B. Swain ; Richard White ; 
L. A. Sawyers, Sec'y. 

*Clark, Ella A., Ln. "The Call" L., San 
Francisco. 112. 

*Clark, George T., Ln. Lelaud Stanford 
Jr. Univ. L., Stanford University. 2. 

Clark, Sadie P., 2d Asst. P. L., Fresno. 
455. 

Clark, Ulysses S.. 898 South Eighth St., 
San Jose. 137. 

Clarke, Sue M., 1617 Seventh St., Sacra- 
mento. 209. 

*Clowdsley, W. F., Ln. P. L., Stockton. 
59. 

Cole, Irma, Asst. P. L., Santa Cruz. 401. 

Colegrove, Mrs May M., 2910 H St., Sac- 
ramento. 259. 

*Colquhoun, Robert D., Ln. San Fran- 
cisco Chapter American Institute of 
Banking L., 325 Kearny St., San 
Francisco. 116. 

*Cooper, May, Ln. P. L., San Rafael. 
373. 

*Coulter, Edith M., Supervisor Sei-ial 
Dept. Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. L., 
Stanford University. 475. 

*Cowan, Robert E., Bookseller, 867 Treat 
Ave., San Francisco. 32. 

Craig, Anna M., Ln. P. L., Kern. 410. 



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*Creaiier, Anna, Asst. in California Dept. 
State L., Sacramento. 159. 

Dalzell, Bessie, 559 Jones St., Oakland. 
276. 

Darlow, Gertrude E., Principal General 
Literature Dept. P. L., Los Angeles. 
300. 

Davis, A. B., 218 Mills Bldg., San Fran- 
cisco. 43. 

Davis, Horace, 1800 Broadway, San Fran- 
cisco. 5. 

♦Davison, Mrs Hannah P., Ln. F. P. L., 
San Diego. 183. 

De Merritt, Emma, Book Repairer State 
L., Sacramento. 471. 

Di Motte, Mary, 1st Asst. P. L., Pasa- 
dena. 417. 

*De Witt, Frederic M., Bookseller, 9 
Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 4G5. 

*Dodge, Melvin G., Associate Ln. Leland 
Stanford Jr. Univ. L., Stanford Uni- 
versity. 128. 

Doeltz, Tillie, Asst. Ln. P. L., Santa Cruz. 
291. 

*Dold, Margaret E., Ln. State Normal 
School L., Chico. 256. 

*Doyle, L. Gertrude, Ln. F. L., Vallejo. 
210. 

*Dunbar, Margaret, Asst. P. L., San 
Rafael. 487. 

East San .Jose Free Public Library, East 
San Jose (Nellie M. Lawson, Ln. ) 
381. 
Trustees : Mrs T. M. Wright, Pres. ; Mrs 
J. W. Holland ; Mrs T. H. Lavirson ; 
Mrs J. Van De Luyster ; Nellie M. 
Lawson, Sec'y. 

Eastman. Margaret, Chief Deputy State 

L., Sacramento. 114. 
Eckhardt, Etta. Ln. F. P. L., Monterey. 

368. 
*Eddy, Harriet G., Principal High School, 

Elk Grove. 493. 
*Edwards, Harriet, Asst. P. L., San 

Mateo. 370. 
Ellis, Victoria, Ln. P. L., Long Beach. 

189. 
English, M. Frances, 112 W. Lugonia 

Ave., Redlands. 285. 
Enright, Anna, Ln. P. L., Colton. 406. 
Eureka Free Library. Eureka (W. G. 

Bonner, Ln. ) 470. 
Trustees : Mrs A. E. Cochrane, Pres. ; 

Charles Armstrong ; J. B. Brown ; 

Daniel Campbell ; G. "W. Rager ; W. G. 

Bonner, Sec'y. 



Fagge, Ethelwyn H., Ln. Polytechnic 
High School L., Los Angeles. 363. 

Fargo, Elizabeth, Ln. State Normal 
School L., Los Angeles. 312. 

*Faulder, Mrs Henrietta M., Ln. P. L., 
Covina. 248. 

*Fenton, Jane M., Cataloger F. L., Oak- 
land. 25. 

*Ferguson, Milton J., Asst. Ln. State L., 
Saci'amento. 387. 

Field, Mrs Anna C, Ln. P. L., Orange. 
78. 

*Field, Clara C, Ln. P. L., Oxnard. 257. 

Fifield, Winnifred F., Asst. Pomona Col- 
lege L., Claremont. 371. 

Foote, Frances R., Ln. Occidental College 
L., Los Angeles. 292. 

*Fossler. Anna K., Classifier LTniv. of 
Calif. L., Berkeley. 124. 

Fowler Improvement Association, Fowler. 
336. 
Library Committee : Mrs R. A. Gracey ; 
Mrs J. S. Manley ; Mrs W. F. Chand- 
ler ; Mrs E. E. Streeter ; Mrs Lillian 
Neel. 

Franklin, Mrs Viola Price, Ln. University 
of the Pacific L., San Jose. 466. 

Fresno Public Library, Fresno (Jean D. 
Baird. Ln.) 426. 
Trustees : James Gallagher, Pres. ; G. 
M. Boles, Sec'y ; Henry Brickley ; S. 
B. Goodman ; Willis Pike. 

Friant, Clarisse C, Substitute P. L.. San 
Jose. 403. 

Gageby, Robert A., Shelf curator State 
L., Sacramento. 472. 

*Garoutte, Eudora, Head of California 
Dept. State L., Sacramento. 185. 

*Gay, Mrs R. Upton, 21 Freeport Road, 
Sacramento. 429. 

Gayley, Charles Mills, Prof, of English 
language and literature, Univ. of 
California, Berkeley. Honorary mem- 
ber. 

*Gillis, James L., Ln. State L., Sacra- 
mento. 98. 

*Gillis, Mabel R.. 1st Asst. in Extension 
Dept., State L., Sacramento. 265. 

Gilroy Public Library, Gilroy (Mrs Mary 
B. Benn, Ln.) 394. 
Trustees : Mrs Catherine Ryan, Pres. ; 
*Mrs W. E. Franklin, Sec'y ; Mrs J. 
F. Gawthorne ; Herbert Robinson ; Dr 
J. W. Thayer. 

Gleason, Pearl E., Principal Finance Dept. 

P. L., Los Angeles. 307. 
*Goldman, Belle A., Ln. Branch No. 5, 

P. L., San Francisco. 352. 



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Goodman Library, Napa (C. B. Seeley, 
^ Ln.) 397. 

B Trustees : Rev Richard Wylie, Pres. ; 
■ H. H. Thompson, Sec'y ; H. S. Davis ; 

m H. C. Gesford; J. L. Shearer; Chas. 

^ E. Trower. 

Goodwin, John E., Supervisor Stacks and 

Loans, Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. L., 

Stanford University. 253. 
*Gorman, J. W., 544 27th St., Oakland. 

271. 
*Grafe, Ulrich, Head of Circulation Dept., 

Univ. of Calif. L., Berkeley. 150. 
* Graves, Francis B.. Ln. Mechanics'-Mer- 

cantile L., San Francisco. 64. 
*Greene, Charles S., Ln. F. L., Oakland ; 

Trustee State L. 104. 
*Greene, Mrs Charles S., care F. L., Oak- 
land. 348. 
*Griesinger, John, Bookbinder, 730 San 

Pedro St., Los Angeles. 333. 
*Gunthorp, Pauline, Head Cataloger Univ. 

of Calif. L., Berkeley. 254. 
*Hadden, Anne, Ln. P. L., Palo Alto. 

162. 
*Hadden, Elizabeth, Cataloger, Leland 

Stanford Jr. Univ. L., Stanford Uni- 
versity. 482. 
*Haines, Alice J,, Head of Documents 

Dept. State L., Sacramento. 90. 
*Haines, Elisabeth C, Asst. in Extension 

Dept. State L. 469. 
*Haines, Helen B., 858 Woodbury Road, 

Pasadena. 484. 
Hale, Mrs Jennie I., Sec'y- and Ln. F. R. 

R. and L. Association, Martinez. 163. 
Hanford Free Public Library, Hanford 

(Norma Burrell, Ln.) 331. 
Trustees : Fred. A. Dodge, Pres. ; James 

Hight, Sec'y ; Joseph M. Bowman ; L. 

C. Dunham ; O. M. Lacey. 

Hai'p, Mrs S. J., Ln. F. P. L., Livermore. 
179. 

*Haskell, Elizabeth M., Clerk to the 
Librarian, Univ. of Calif. L., Berke- 
ley. 317. 

Hatch, Mrs Dana W., Ln. P. L., Imperial. 
357. 

*Haven, Martha E., in charge of Reading 
Rooms and Documents Dept. F. L., 
Oakland. 456. 

Hax, John E., Mgr. John E. Hax Co., 
library furniture, 398 Eddy St., San 
Francisco. 144. 

*Hays. Alice N., Classifier Leland Stan- 
ford Jr. Univ. L.. Stanford LTni- 
versity. 420. 



*Hayt, Lucy E., Ln. F. L., Carmel. 477. 

*Hayward, Celia A., Cataloger P. L., 
Berkeley. 16. 

*Healy, Alice M., Asst. P. L.. San Fran- 
cisco. 145. 

*Healy, Eileen A., Asst. P. L.. San Fran- 
cisco. 485. 

*Herrlein, P. G., Treas. Library Bureau, 
509 Market St., San Francisco. 481. 

Herrman, Bessie, 17 Union St., Santa 
Cruz. 407. 

*Herrman, Jennie, 17 Union St., Santa 
Cruz. 408. 

*Hibberd, Edith A., Curator of Reading- 
Room, F. L.. Oakland. 4.58. 

*Hill, Ellyn T., Ln. P. L., Monrovia. 
383. 

*Hill, Mrs Gertrude A., Curator North 
Oakland Reading Room, F. L., Oak- 
land. 489. 

*Hillis, Laura S., Principal Registry 
Dept. P. L., Los Angeles. 305. 

Hilton, Katherine M., Asst. P. L., Los 
Angeles. 301. 

Holcombe, Mrs Jennie B., R. D. Box 131, 
Long Beach. 313. 

Horton, Mrs Lydia M., Ln. State Normal 
School L., San Diego. 216. 

Howell, Mrs Matthew, 2318 E. 1st St., 
Long Beach. 311. 

*Humphreys, Antoinette M., Ln. A. K. 
Smiley P. L., Redlands. 187. 

Hunt, Lulu F., Asst. Goodman L., Napa. 
255. 

*Huntington, Stella, 1st Asst. Cataloger, 
State L., Sacramento. 113. 

Huntley, Mabel G., Asst. F. P. L., Sacra- 
mento. 200. 

Hutchinson, Mrs Sarah A., Asst. State L., 
Sacramento. 375. 

Hyde, Mary E., Head of Catalog Dept. 
P. L., San Francisco. 230. 

Jackson, Beatrice A.. Napa. 328. 

* Jacobus, Sarah M., Ln. P. L., Pomona. 
260. 

James, Annie A., Asst. Ln. F. L., Nevada 
City. 372. 

*Jansen, Selma E., Asst. in Catalog Dept. 
Mechanics'-Mercantile L., San Fran- 
cisco. 468. 

Jedofsky, Josephine M., Asst. P. L., Los 
Angeles. 396. 

*Jenkins, Belle M., Ln. P. L., Watson- 
ville. 213. 

Jones, Elizabeth D., 2d Asst. P. L., Pasa- 
dena. 418. 



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Jones, Elizabeth S., Ln. P. L., Pacific 

Grove. 421. 
Jones, Mary L., Ln. Bryn Mawr College, 

Bryn Mawr, Pa. 126. 
Judd, N. A., 270 Valencia St., San Fran- 
cisco. 141. 
*Judson, Mrs Frederick W., 204 Frederick 

St., San Franicsco. 222. 
*Katz, Louise W., Cataloger Univ. of 

Calif. L., Berkeley. 174. 
Keith, Mrs Nellie E., Ln. P. L., South 

Pasadena. 308. 
*Kelley, Elizabeth, Asst. F. P. L., San 

Jose. 385. 
*Keys, Dr Robert E., Ln. U. C. College 

of Dentistry L., San Francisco. 453. 
Kimball. William P., 407 East Seventh 

St., Long Beach. 51. 
Kirkbride, C. H., Ln. P. L., San Mateo. 

139. 
Knox, J. W., Merced. 281. 
*Krauth, Mrs Marcella H., Ln. F. P. L., 

Alameda. 402. 
*Kumli, Bertha, Library Organizer, State 

L., Sacramento. 55. 
*Kyle, Margaret, Ln. P. L., Riverside. 

332. 
Lafler, Mrs Alice F., Hotel Del Monte, 

Del Monte. 258. 
Landis, Mrs Bertha C. Ln. P. L., Lincoln. 

322. 
Lang, R. A., General Sec'y., Y. M. C. A., 

Stockton. 432. 
Lawrence, H. J., Printer and Bookbinder, 

Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co. 320. 
Lawson, Nellie M., Ln. F. P. L., East San 

Jose. 380. 
Layman, Joseph D., Ln. Nevada State 

Univ. L., Reno, Nev. 11. 
Learmont. Charlotte E., Marysville. 415. 
Lewis, Lucy M., Ln. New Mexico College 

of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts L., 

Agricultural College, N. M. 434. 
*Lichtenstein. Joy, Alaska Commercial 

Bldg., San Francisco. 4. 
Linn, Mrs Frances B., Ln. F. P. L., Santa 

Barbara. 321. 
*Littlejohn, Gertrude W., 1st Asst. P. L., 

Berkeley. 377. 
^Lombard, Homer W., Mgr. Art Metal 

Construction Co., 248 Flood Bldg., 

San Francisco. 449. 
Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach 
(Victoria Ellis, Ln.) 279. 
Trustees : Mayor C. H. Windham, Pres. ; 

Frederick Baker, Sec'y ; James D. 

Graham ; G. M. Roe ; R. H. Young. 



Los Angeles Public Library (Charles F. 
Lummis, Ln. ) 353. 
Trustees : Isidore B. Dockweiler, Pres. ; 
G. M. Giffen ; P. A. Mines ; S. G. Mar- 
shutz ; Henry W. O'Melveny. 

*Louderback, Mrs Caroline K., 1st Asst. 

Ln. F. L., Oakland. 71. 
*Loveland, Mrs Etta F., Supervisor of 

Branches, P. L., San Francisco. 165. 
Lowry, Annie, in charge of Periodicals 

and Binding, State L., Sacramento. 

270. 
*Lugg, William H., Shipping Clerk State 

L., Sacramento. 278. 
Lummis, Charles F., Ln. P. L., Los 

Angeles. 272. 
*Lyser, Alice Irene, Asst. Catalog Dept. 

Mechanics-Merchantile L., San Fran- 
cisco. 445. 
McAllister, George W., 1800 O'Farrell 

St., San Francisco, care Dr. W. F. 

McNutt. 220. 
McCardle, Sarah E., 1st Asst. P. L., 

Fresno. 454. 
*McFadden, EfBe B., Supervisor, San 

Francisco State Normal School, San 

Francisco. 427. 
*McFadden, Jeanette E., Ln. P. L., Santa 

Ana. 80. 
*McGinley, Nellie, Asst. F. P. L., San 

Jose. 386. 
*Mann, Hattie M., Asst. Ln. P. L., Stock- 
ton. 166. 
Margaret Carnegie Library, Mills College 

(Anna L. Sawyer, Ln.) 382. 
Marysville City Library, Marysville (Mary 

E. Subers, Ln.) 899. 
Trustees : Mayor P. J. Delay, Pres. ; 

Richard Belcher ; H. A. Bruce ; W. T. 

Ellis, Sr. ; Peter Bngel ; John Gavin ; 

J. A. Haubrich ; J. H. Jewett ; Floyd 

Seawell ; F. R. Zumwalt. 

Mason, H. A., Editor Pacific Municipali- 
ties, Mountain View. 211. 

*Mead, H. Ralph, Ref. Ln. Univ. of Calif. 
L., Berkeley. 147. 

*Mel, Clara F., Asst. P. L., San Fran- 
cisco. 170. 

*Melville, Mrs Eugenie, Ln. P. L., Sausa- 
lito. 364. 

Michaels, Louis L., Ln. B'nai B'rith Club 
L., 21 Baker St., San Francisco. 221. 

Miller, Kathleen M., Asst. P. L., Los 
Angeles. 461. 

Miller, Sarah K., Ln. College of Liberal 
Arts L.. Univ. of Southern Calif., 
Los Angeles. 338. 



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Mills College Library, See Margaret Car- 
negie Library, Mills College. 
Milne, Mrs Frances M., Ln. F. P. L., San 

Luis Obispo. 195. 
*Mincher, Estella P., Curator Golden 

Gate Reading Room, F. L., Oakland. 

486. 
Monroe, Miss K. A., Ln. P. L., Ontario. 

239. 
Monrovia Public Library, Monrovia 

(Bllyn T. Hill, Ln.) 362. 
Trustees : Mrs C. E. Slosson, Pres. ; Miss 

Harriet Hutchens, Sec'y ; Mrs C. H. 

Anson ; Mrs Hardie Harris ; Mrs C. E. 

Winslow. 
■Monterey Public Library, Monterey (Etta 

Eckhardt, Ln.) 447. 
Trustees ; Carmel Martin, Pres. ; Mrs 

Clara A. Zimniermann, Sec'y ; Mrs 

Peterson, Treas. ; Mrs Hattie Gragg ; 

Mrs Katherine Sargent. 

*Moore, David R., Ln. P. L., Berkeley. 
131. 

Morgan, Ella S., Ln. Los Angeles High 
School L., Los Angeles. 365. 

Morgan, Susan D., Ln. Branch No. 4, 
P. L., 254 4th Ave., San Francisco. 
169. 

Mosse, Elfie A., Ln. P. L., Santa Monica. 
267. 

*Myers, C. E., Mgr. Library Bureau, 509 
Market St., San Francisco. 480. 

Napa Public Library. See Goodman Li- 
brary, Napa. 

Nye, Alfred B., State Controller, Sacra- 
mento. 273. 

Oakford, Mrs Ellen B., Ln. P. L., Tulare. 
275. 

Oakland Free Library, Oakland (Charles 
S. Greene, Ln.) 283. 
Trustees : * James A. Morrovsr, Pres. ; 
* John A. Brewer, Sec'y ; *Frank M. 
Parcells; Cliarles Quayle ; *Dr O. T. 
Wilson. 

Oceanside Public Library, Oceanside (H. 
D. Brodie, Ln.) 358. 
Trustees : "W. V. Nichols, Pres. ; David 
Rorick, Sec'y ; Miss S. L. Clewett ; 
G. D. Newham ; W. S. Spencer. 

*01sten, Lilly A., Asst. P. L., Stockton. 
233. 

Ontario Public Library, Ontario (Miss 
K. A. Monroe, Ln. ) 398. 
Trustees : W. L. Malone, Pres. ; Mrs M. 
A. Smart ; H. E. Swan ; Jefferson 
Taylor ; C. D. Van Wie ; K. A. Mon- 
roe, Sec'y. 



Ormerod, Olive M., Asst. F. P. L., Sacra- 
mento. 201. 

Oroville Public Library, Oroville (Chris- 
tine M. Brandt, Ln.) 354. 
Trustees : Mrs J. Karsner, Pres. ; Mrs 
G. W. Braden ; Mrs E. W. Fogg ; Mrs 
A. P. Jones ; Mrs T. B. Rearden. 

Pacific Grove Public Library, Pacific 
Grove (Elizabeth S. Jones, Ln.) 391. 
Trustees : Rev J. S. N. Williams, Pres. ; 
Miss Abby S. Bigger, Sec'y ; Mrs A. 
J. Abbott; A. E. Bunker; W. F. 
Smith. 

Paguello, Mrs Jessie M., 713 10th St., 

Sacramento. 444. 
Palo Alto Public Library, Palo Alto 

(Anne Hadden, Ln.) 430. 
Trustees : *Wm. F. Hyde, Pres. ; Miss 

Florence Hughes, Sec'y ; Stanley 

Forbes; E. C. Thoits ; W. E. "Vail. 

Parrott, Retta, Asst. Ln. F. P. L., Sacra- 
mento. 198. 

Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena (Miss 
N. M. Russ, Ln.) 295. 
Trustees : Mayor Thomas Earley, Pres. ; 
Miss Anna L. Meeker, Sec'y ; C. F. 
Holder ; Sherman Washburn ; J. W. 
Wood. 

Patterson, Frances, Asst. P. L., Palo Alto. 

424. 
Perkins, Mrs Imogene S., Ln. F. P. L., 

Ukiah. 492. 
Petaluma Public Library, Petaluma (Sara 

F. Cassiday, Ln.) 413. 
Ti-ustees : S. J. Hopkins, Pres. ; F. A. 

Cromwell, Sec'y ; E. S. Lippitt ; 

Thomas Maclay ; L. E. Rankin. 

Pomona Public Library, Pomona (Sarah 
M. Jacobus, Ln.) 360. 

Trustees : Arthur M. Dole, Pres. ; Mrs 
Charles F. Schwan, Sec'y ; P. W. 
Kauffman ; J. Frank Lobingier ; G. 

E. Soper. 

Porterville Public Library, Porterville 
(Miss Bertha Uhl, Ln.) 435. 
Trustees : V. D. Knupp, Pres. ; Mrs J. 

F. Boiler, Vice-Pres. ; J. F. Wright, 
Sec'y ; C. N. Flanders ; Mrs O. C. 
Higgins. 

*Provines, Cornelia D., Loan Desk Asst. 
Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. L., Stan- 
ford University. 184. 

='i=Provines, Mary V., Asst. in Extension 
Dept. State L. 463. 

Purnell, W. F., Bookseller, 723 K St., 
Sacramento. 325. 



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Putnam, Herbert, Ln. L. of Congress, 
Washington, D. C. Honorary mem- 
ber. 

Rankin, Miss Henri A., Ln. P. L., Los 
Gatos. 215. 

*Reagan, Ida M., Asst. in Catalog Dept. 
State L. 319. 

Redlands Public Library. 8ee A. K. 
Smiley Public Library. 

Richardson, Edith, Ln. California Poly- 
technic School L., San Luis Obispo. 
404. 

*RipIey, Lauren W., Ln. F. P. L., Sacra- 
mento. 197. 

Ripley, Mrs Lauren W., care F. P. L., 
Sacramento. 340. 

Riverside Public Library, Riverside (Mar- 
garet Kyle, Ln.) 296. 
Trustees : H. L. Carnahan, Pres. ; C. L. 
McFarland, Sec'y ; L. V. W. Brown ; 
L. B. Brundige ; A. N. Wheelock. 

*Rosenmii]Ier. Anne W., Mail Clerk Univ. 
of Calif.' L., Berkeley. 316. 

*Ross, Mrs Elizabeth, Curator East Oak- 
land Reading Room, F. L., Oakland. 
490. 

Rowell, Clara M., Asst. Public Library, 
Los Angeles. 302. 

*Rowell, Joseph C, Ln. Univ. of Calif. !>., 
Berkeley. 1. 

Royce, Lena M., Ln. P. L., San Pedro. 
436. 

*Royce, Ruth, Ln. State Normal School 
L., San Jose. 280. 

*Russ, Miss N. M., Ln. P. L., Pasadena. 
83. 

Sacramento Free Public Library, Sacra- 
mento (Lauren W. Ripley, Ln. ) 350. 
Trustees : W. C. Fitch, Pres. ; S. H. 
Gerrish, Sec'y ; L. J. Hinsdale ; Dr 
F. B. Sutliff; T>. S. Watkins. 

San Diego Free Public Library, San Diego 

(Mrs Hannah P. Davison, Ln. ) 425. 

Trustees : Sam Ferry Smith, Pres. ; 

Philip Morse ; Mrs H. P. Davison, 

Sec'y. 

San Francisco Mechanics'-Mercantile Li- 
brary, San Francisco (Francis B. 
Graves, Ln.) 412. 
Trustees : R. J. Taussig, Pres. ; J. M. 
Gumming, Sec'y ; George Beanston ; 
R. D. Colquhoun ; Tirey L. Ford ; Ed- 
ward P. Heald ; Livingston Jenks ; 
James H. Lyons ; Byron Mauzy ; 
Robert W. Neal ; Dr A. W. Scott ; 
James G. Spaulding ; James Spiers ; 
Otto von Geldern ; Luther Wagoner. 



San Francisco Public Library, San Fran- 
cisco (William R. Watson, Ln.) 377. 
Trustees : James D. Phelan, Pres. ; 
Charles H. Bentley ; Colin M. Boyd ; 
R. B. Hale ; Ralph C. Harrison ; Shel- 
don G. Kellogg ; A. L. Mann ; Joseph 
O'Connor ; M. C. Sloss ; Edward R. 
Taylor ; Jolm H. Wise. 

San Jose Coffee Club Assoc. L., San Jose 
(Alta S. Adams, Ln.) 451. 

San Jose Free Public Library, San Jose 
(Mary Barmby, Ln.) 384. 
Trustees : Robert R. Syer, Pres. ; Michael 
E. Griffith, Sec'y ; Dr J. L. Asay ; F. 
M. Burkholder ;, Col. T. J. Stone. 

San Luis Obispo Free Public Library, 
San Luis Obispo (Mrs Frances M. 
Milne, Ln.) 392. 
Trustees : Mrs A. Z. Sinsheimer, Pres. ; 
Miss M. A. Dallidet ; Mrs C. T. Green- 
field ; Mrs C. C. Lind ; Miss Mary L. 
McKennon ; Mrs F. M. Milne, Sec'y. 

San Mateo Public Library, San Mateo 
(Charles H. Kirkbridge, Ln.) 379. 
Trustees : Charles M. Morse, Pres. ; 
George W. Hall ; Mrs Julia Peyton 
Johns ; J. H. Kimball ; Rev James 
Otis Lincoln ; C. N. Kirkbride, Sec'y. 

San Pedro Public Library, San Pedro 
(Lena M. Royce, Ln.) 437. 
Trustees : Henry Baly, Pres. ; L. R. 
Tarr, Sec'y; P. E. Berry; T. C. Hart- 
horn ; Dr Long. 

San Rafael Public Library, San Rafael 
(May Cooper, Ln.) 329. 
Trustees : *Vincent Neale, Pres. ; Will- 
iam Babcock ; *Albert N. Boyen ; 
James W. Cochrane ; George Hazel- 
ton ; May Cooper, Sec'y. 

Santa Barbara Free Public Library. 
Santa Barbara (Mrs Frances B. 
Linn, Ln.) 297. 
Trustees : C. A. Edwards, Pres. ; Benja- 
min A. Goodridge, Sec'y ; C. F. Car- 
rier ; F. J. Maguire ; H. P. Starbuck. 

Santa Clara Public Library, Santa Clara 
(Mary Mulhall, Ln.) 390. 
Trustees : Miss Clara Eberhard ; J. G. 
Robinson ; W. H. Trogden. 

Santa Cruz Public Library, Santa Cruz 

(Minerva H. Waterman, Ln.) 414. 

Trustees : Dr F. W. Bliss, Pres. ; J. W. 

Linscott, Sec'y ; D. C. Clark ; Samuel 

Leask ; W. R. Springer. 

Santa Rosa Public Library, Santa Rosa 

(Margaret Adelle Barnett. Ln.) 422. 

Trustees : A. C. McMeans, Pres. ; Dr D. 

P. Anderson, Sec'y ; J. P. Berry ; B. 

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Sausalito Public Library, Sausalito (Mrs 
Eugenie Melville, Ln. ) 491. 
Trustees : Rev George Maxwell, Pres. ; 
Florence S. "Wosser, Fin. Sec'y ; Miss 
C. L. Fiedler ; R. P. Green ; Rev 
Father J. Valentini ; Mrs Eugenie 
Melville, Cor. Sec'y. 

* Sawyer, Anna L., Ln. Margaret Carnegie 

L., Mills College. 30. 

* Sawyer, Wallace B., Gait. 483. 
Sawyers, Laura A., Ln. P. L., Chico. 330. 
Scripps, Miss E. B., Trustee Library 

Association L., La Jolla. 367. 
*Seegmiller, Emily M., Ln. P. L., Whit- 
tier. 334. 

* Sheldon, Helen G., Asst. Univ. of Calif. 

L., Berkeley. 356. 
Shepherd, Jane L., Asst. Ln. A. K. Smiley 

F. P. L., Redlands. 136. 
Sloan, Mrs Ida L., Trustee P. L.. Lompoc. 

400. 
-Smith. Arthur B., Head of Order Dept. 

Univ of Calif. L., Berkeley. -146. 
Smith, Elizabeth Church, Ln. Utah Agri- 
cultural College L., Logan, Utah. 

4.39. 
Smith, Ida M., Asst. F. P. L., Stockton. 

441. 
Smith. J. Albert, Trustee P. L., Kern. 

431. 
*Smith, Susan T., Reference Ln. State L., 

Sacramento. 119. 
*Snelling, J. F., Bookseller, 9 Telegraph 

Ave.. Oakland. 20. 
Soule, Zaidee E., Ln. George Thacher 

Memorial F. L., Nordhoff. 361. 
*Staley, Edith, Ln. Carnegie F. P. L., 

Selma. 474. 
*Steffa, Julia, Asst. Ln. Pomona College 

L., Claremont. 369. 
*StefEens, Laura, 2d Asst. Ln. State L., 

Sacramento. 264. 
Stephens, H. Morse, Prof, of History and 

Director of University Extension, 

Univ. of Calif., Berkeley. Honorary 

member. 

* Sterling, Mrs I. M., Curator 23d Ave. 

Reading Room, F. L., Oakland. 488. 
Stetson, Edith, Asst. F. L., Oakland. 405. 
Stockton Free Public Library, Stockton 

(W. F. Clowdsley, Ln.) 440. 
Trustees : F. M. West, Pres. ; G. E. 

Catts: J. M. Kile; J. A. Sanford ; F. 

H. Smith ; W. F. Clowdsley, Sec'y. 

*Stovall, James B., Ln. Wells-Fargo L., 

San Francisco. 101. 
*Sturges, Eleanor J., Asst. P. L., San 

Francisco. 76. 



Subers, Mary E., Ln. City L., Marysville. 

171. 
*Sutliff, Helen B., Acting Head Cataloger, 

Leland Stanford Jr. Universitj" L., 

Stanford University. 423. 
*Sutliff, Mary L., Head of Catalog Dept, 

State L., Sacramento. 226. 
Swingle, Mrs E. D.', 1571 Appletou St., 

Long Beach. 309. 
Symmes, Eleanor A., Cataloger A. K. 

Smiley P. L., Redlands. 395. 
Taber, Grace M., Ln. P. L., Corona. 234. 
Taylor, Annie M., Ln. P. L., Azusa. 282. 
^Thomas, Mabel W., Asst. in Documents 

Dept. F. L., Oakland. 460. 
Trader, Harrold E., 100 Warren St., New 

York, N. Y. 151. 
Tuttle, Mrs M. E., Watsonville. .342. 
Vallejo Public Library, Yallejo (L. Ger- 
trude Doyle, Ln.) 393. 
Trustees : C. F. Colvin, Pres. ; A. H. 

Williams, Sec'y ; A. S. Halliday ; G. F. 

Harris ; Thos. Vice, Jr. 

Yandever, Florence, Ln. P. L., Yeutura. 

284. 
Yining, E. P., 149 Harvard St., Brookline, 

Mass. Honorary member. 
Yisalia Public Library, Yisalia .(Mrs 

Mary J. McEwen, Ln. ) 473. 
Trustees : George W. Stewart, Pres. ; 

Frank Lamberson, Sec'y ; C J. Gid- 

dings ; *N. T\^ Kibler ; D. B. Perkins. 

Waddell, Nina E., Ln. Library Assoc. L., 

La Jolla. 288. 
*Walker, Miss A. Bruce, 263 Alcatraz 

Ave., Oakland. 246. 
Ward, Edwin F., Ln. P. L.. Escoudido. 

193. 
*Warnecke. Carl, in charge of Library 

Dept. Library Bureau. 509 Market 

St., San Francisco. 479. 
Waterman, Minerva H., Ln. P. L.. Santa 

Cruz. 87. 
Waters, Carrie S., Ln. P. L., San Bernar- 
dino. 240. 
*Watsou, William R., Ln. P. L.. San 

Francisco. 212. 
*Weed, Ida B., Asst. P. L.. San Fran- 
cisco. 127. 
Wells. Mrs Lillian S., Trustee P. L., 

Glendale. 290. 
Whitaker & Ray Co., Booksellers. 141 

Grove St., San Francisco. 327. 
*Whitbeck, Mrs Alice G., Children's Ln. 

P. L., Berkeley. 154. 
White, Cora S., Asst. in Reference Dept. 

State L., Sacramento. 495. 



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White. Grace M., Principal Document 

Dept. P. L., Lo.s Angeles. 30G. 
*Whitten, Kate L., Shelf Curator F. L.. 

Oakland. 462. 
Whittier, Florence B., Lu. P. L., Sedalia, 

:Mo. 138. 
Whittier Public Library, Whittier (Emily 

M. Seegmiller, Ln.) 346. 
Trustees : M. T. Owens, Pres. ; Mrs A. 

D. Clark, Sec'y ; Miss M. E!. Grippen ; 

G. E). Little ; G. \V''alter Monroe. 

Wier. Jessie A., Ln. Barlow Medical L., 

Los Angeles. 467. 
Williams. Anna L., Lu. P. L., Alturas. 

450. 

* Williams, G. M., Lu. Free Reading 

Room, Antioch. 409. 
Williams, Mary A., 278 Walnut St., 

Brookline, Mass. 304. 
*Williams, Mary Floyd, 969 Brush St., 

Oakland. 123. 
Wilson, Emma A.. Supervisor Training 

School, State Normal School, Chico. 

355. 
Woodland Free Ptiblic Library, Woodland 

(Mrs Ada Wallace, Ln. ) 378. 
Trustees : Dr J. T. Grant, Pres. ; L. H. 

Stephens, Sec'y ; Dr F. R. Fairchild ; 

H. H. Gable ; J. R. Shelton. 

*Woodmansee, Ralph C, Head of Shelf 
Department Univ. of Calif. L., Berke- 
ley. 252. 

Woods, Anna, Attendant P. L., Sacra- 
mento. 433. 

* Wythe, Grace, 3d Asst. Ln. F. L., Oak- 

land. 459. 
*Zierngibl, Sophie D., Ln. P. L., St. 
Helena. 478. 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

The fourteenth annual meeting of the 
Association was held in Oakland, April 
15-17, 1909. The Hotel Metropole was 
headquarters and the meetings were held 
in Common School Hall, Chabot Observa- 
tory. 

Program. 

Thursday, April 15 — 1:30 p. in. 

Announcements Charles S. Greene 

Librarian, Oakland Free Library. 

Address John Graham Brooks 

Library Conditions in Oregon 

Miss Cornelia Marvin 

Secretary of the Oregon Library 
Commission. 



Recent California Library Legislation 

and Its Significance. . .M. J. Ferguson 
Assistant State Librarian. 

Report of Committee on Statistics of 

Library Associations 

Miss Susan T. Smith 

Reference Librarian, State Library. 

4 : 00 p. m. — Trustees' Section. 

7:30 p. m. — Meeting of Nominating Com- 
mittee at the Library. 

Thursday, April 15 — S:00 p. in. 

Oakland Free Library — Informal Recep- 
tion by the Trustees and Staff of the 
Oakland Free Library. Each of the 
nine districts of the Association con- 
tributed a number on the program. 

Friday, April 16 — 10: 00 a. in. 

The morning, was spent in Berkeley, the 
Association being the guest of the 
Public Library and the University of 
California Library. 

Friday, April 16 — 2: 00 p. vi. 

President's Report. 

Treasurer's Report. 

Report of the Auditing Committee. 

Report of the Nominating Committee. 

Report of Committee on Public Li- 
brary Activities 

Miss Antoinette M. Humphreys 

Librarian A. K. Smiley Public Li- 
brary, Redlands. 

The County Library System : 

a. In Sacramento County. .L. W. Ripley 

Librarian, Sacramento Public 
Library. 

b. In Multnomah County, Oregon 

Miss Mary F. Isom 

Librarian Portland Library Asso- 
ciation. 

Discussion opened by Miss Harriet G. 

Eddy, Principal Elk Grove High 

School. 
Report of Committee on Relation be- 
tvsreen Schools and Libraries 

Charles S. Greene 

Meeting of Executive Committee. 

Saturday, April 111 — 9: SO a. in. 

Book-plates Rev W. A. Brewer 

President California Book-plate So- 
ciety. Illustrated by an exhibit of 
book-plates, prepared by the So- 
ciety, and by lantern slides. 
Election of Officers. 
Reports of Committees : 

Pictures for Libraries 

Miss Anna McC. Beckley 

(Read by Mrs A. G. Whitbeck.) 

Uniform Business Methods 

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Reports of Committees — Continued. 

Publications Miss Marj- L. Sutliff 

(Read by L. W. Ripley.) 

C. L. A. Pin Miss Anna K. Fosslei- 

List of Booics foi- Cliildren 

A. C. Baker 

Library Training School .... J. L. Gillis 
Distribution of State Documents. . . 

Charles P. Lummis 

(Read by M. J. Perguson. ) 

Co-operation among Libraries 

John E. Goodwin 

(Read by the Secretary.) 

Resolutions Mrs Charles P. Schwan 

M. G. Dodge, Chairman pro tem. 

Saturday, April 17 — Afternoon. 

2:30 — Meeting of the Board of Trustees 
of the State Library. 

3 to 5 — The Ebell Club invited the mem- 
bers and their friends to tea at the 
Club House. 

Annual ""Wild-flower Day," Children's 
Room, Oakland Pree Library. 

Saturday, April 11' — 6:00 p. in. 
Annual Dinner at the Home Club. 

Exhibits. 

At the Free Library there was an ex- 
hibit of choice specimens of book-plates 
prepared by the California Book-phite 
Society to illustrate Mr Brewer's paper on 
book-plates. For the work of preparing 
this exhibit the Association was indebted 
to Sheldon Cheney, secretary of the Cali- 
fornia Book-plate Society. There was 
also an exhibit of bindings prepared by 
M. .7. Ferguson, showing some work of 
California amateur and professional bind- 
ers, some styles of commercial binding 
especially adapted to library uses, and a 
few bindings by noted binders. The ex- 
hibit was not large, but was well balanced 
and was viewed with much interest. 
Among those showing their work were 
Miss Anne H. Johnson of Berkeley, Miss 
Rosa Taussig, Miss Octavia Holden and 
her pnpil Miss Stull of San Francisco, 
Mrs N. E. Wiuslow of Ferudale, Miss 
Jessie Wier of Barlow Medical Library, 
Los Angeles, John Griesinger of Los 
Angeles, and M, J. Ferguson of the State 
Library. Books bound by F. Bedford, 
Riviere and Son, Cedric Chivers. and the 
R. H. Hunting Company were also shown. 
Lauren W. Ripley sent an exhibit of a 
library of 50 books with blanks and forms 
used in county extension work in Sacra- 



mento Coimty, and from the State Li- 
brary there was an exhibit of books for 
the blind, showing the diiferent types in 
use. April 17th the Oakland Free Li- 
brary held its annual "wild-flower day" 
and the flora of the Bay region was well 
represented. 

Trustees Section, 

The meeting of the Trustees section 
was held on the afternoon of April 15th, 
President Harry P. Carlton presiding, and 
Dr Charles H. Miller of San Leandro 
acting as secretary. Prof. Leon J. 
Richardson of Berkeley spoke on Book- 
buying, and emphasizing the fact that 
libraries could not deal to advantage with 
book agents and canvassers. He thought 
the rule of 25 per cent fiction to 75 per 
cent of works of "proven worth" should 
be followed as closely as possible. J. A. 
Morrow and C. S. Greene thought the 
librarian should make the book lists, sub- 
ject to revision if desired by the book com- 
mittee. W. F. Hyde spoke of the ad- 
vantage that the booklovers library had 
been to Palo Alto. Mr Gillis spoke on 
the subject of "Cold Cash" and empha- 
sized three points : first, get a good man- 
ager ; second, stipport the management ; 
third, last and all the time, conduct a 
campaign on every available line, educa- 
tional and otherwise, so that the manage- 
ment will not lack for funds. Library 
trustees should begin agitation for an in- 
crease in the next appropriation imme- 
diately upon the completion of the budget 
each year. Vincent Neale thought that 
Mr Gillis put the cart before the horse, 
that if the money was forthcoming a good 
manager could easily be found. Prof. 
Richardson asked Mr Gillis how much 
money in his opinion a library in a city 
of 100,000 inhabitants should have. Mr 
Gillis replied that this depended entirely 
upon the activities of the library and Mr 
Greene said that each library must be a 
law unto itself and could only be guided 
by the local demand. Mr Hyde spoke on 
the subject of "The pay of the librarian 
in small libraries" and thought it should 
be equal to that of teachers. The follow- 
ing officers were elected for the ensuing 
year : President. Wm. F. Hyde of Palo 
Alto ; Vice-president, Prof. L. J. Richard- 
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Social Features. 

On the evening of April 15th the trus- 
tees and staff of the Oakland Free Library 
gave an informal reception to the Asso- 
ciation. A pleasing innovation was a 
program given entirely by members of 'he 
Association, each district contributing a 
number. Miss Humphreys, the Vice- 
President, who presided, gave by way of 
introduction some amusing limericks hav- 
ing as their subject certain prominent 
members of the Association. Miss L. G. 
Doyle of Vallejo, representing the Third 
District then sang d'Hardelot's "Because," 
to which she was obliged to respond by an 
encore, "I love you truly" by Bond. M'ss 
Margaret Dold of Chico recited for the 
Ninth District Riley's "Bear story," giv- 
ing as an encore a little poem by Paul 
Lawrence Dunbar. The Second District 
was represented by Miss Ruth Royce of 
San Jose who read an original poem 
describing the various towns in the district. 
The poem was illustrated by a map and 
each place mentioned was represented by 
a banner appropriately decorated. Miss 
Sarah Bedinger, President of the Fourth 
District, gave an amusing anecdote in 
German dialect, and Miss M. L. Sutliff of 
the Fifth District read some Irish poems 
by "Moira O'Neill." Miss N. M. Russ, 
representing the Sixth District, read a 
poem, "The sample life," written by Miss 
Gertrude Darlow of the Los Angeles Pub- 
lic Library. The Seventh and Eighth 
Districts were not represented on the 
program, but sent greetings through their 
presidents. The last number represented 
the First District and was a singing 
school conducted by Dr H. P. Carlton. 
The first song, the different stanzas of 
which were contributed by the different 
libraries in the district, was sung to the 
tune of "Every little bit" and the second 
to "Drink it down." Dr Carlton then 
sang some solos which were heartily ap- 
preciated by the audience. Punch and 
cakes were served by the hosts and alto- 
gether the evening was most enjoyable. 

Friday morning was spent in Berkeley 
as the guests of the Berkeley Public Li- 
brary and the Library of the University 
of California. The Public Library was 
first visited and then the new building of 
the Doe Library, the Bacon Library, the 
Bancroft Library and the Greek Theatre. 
The guests then assembled at the Basket 



Ball court where an appetizing luncheon 
was served by the staffs of the Public 
Library and the University Library. Ad- 
dresses of welcome were made by Prof. 
Leon Richardson, president of the board 
of trustees of the Berkeley Public Library, 
and by Prof. Adolf Miller, chairman of the 
Book Committee of the University Li- 
brary. 

Friday evening many of the members 
enjoyed the hospitality of the public libra- 
ries of San Leandro and Alameda. The 
trip was made in a special car through 
the kindness of Carl Warnecke of the 
Library Bureau. 

Saturday afternoon the Ebell Club of 
Oakland invited the members of the Asso- 
ciation and their friends to tea. The 
beautiful rooms of the clubhouse, the 
music, and the gracious hospitality of the 
hostesses combined to make the occasion 
a most enjoyable one. 

The annual dinner was held in the at- 
tractive rooms of the Home Club ; about 
130 guests were present. After dinner 
speeches were made by the Rev Charles R. 
Brown, Ex-Gov. George C. Pardee. Miss 
Helen E. Haines, and Charles S. Greene, 
President Gillis acting as toast master. 
Letters of regret were received from Gov- 
ernor Gillett, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, 
David Starr Jordan, Rev and Mrs W. A. 
Brewer, John Graham Brooks. J. V. 
Coffey, E. C. Cooper, Mayor Frank Mott, 
Miss Eva Powell, president of the Ebell 
Club, and Miss Ina Coolbrith. 

Following the dinner the farce "Even- 
ing Dress" by W. D. Howells was given 
by Dr and Mrs Philip Rice, Miss Carol 
Day, Miss Annie C. Day, and Harris C. 
Allen. The little play formed a pleasing 
conclusion to a very enjoyable evening. 

Not a little of the social pleasure of the 
meeting was due to the presence of the 
guests of the Association. Miss Cornelia 
Marvin, Miss Mary F. Isom, and Miss 
Helen E. Haines. 

Miscellaneous. 

An invitation to attend the meeting of 
the Washington Library Association in 
Seattle, June Sth-lOth, was received from 
the secretary, Franklin F. Hopper. The 
Board of Trustees of the Long Beach 
Public Library sent an invitation to the 
California Library Association to hold its 
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Miss Kyle presented a similar invitation 
from Riverside. The Executive Committee 
of the Association presented a letter to the 
American Library Association urging that 
that body hold its meeting for 1910 in 
California, suggesting Pasadena as a suit- 
able place. This letter was approved by 
unanimous vote of the Association. 

Reports of Officers. 

President's Report. 

The work of the California Library As- 
sociation has been greatly delayed and 
interrupted during the past year, by rea- 
son of extra work caused by the removal 
of the State Library back into the Capitol 
Building, and by the session of the Legis- 
lature. We have not accomplished what 
we expected to and our advance has not 
been as great as it should have been. This 
refers particularly to the head officers of 
the Association and does not apply to the 
districts. We intended to try to induce 
the remainder of the public libraries and 
the individual workers, who are not now 
members of the Association, to join and 
thus strengthen us numerically and finan- 
cially ; but we had not had the time to 
do it, and so it remains for the coming 
year's work. 

A large correspondence has been car- 
ried on with the districts and all sorts of 
information furnished, and encouragement 
given the district officers and others in- 
terested. The Committees appointed for 
the year will make their reports at this 
meeting, showing the results of their 
labors, and from what I know of these re- 
ports. I should say that considerable time 
and study had been given the subjects 
under consideration. Those members who 
have so willingly taken up these investiga- 
tions are entitled to the thanks of the 
Association, and as President, I hereby de- 
sire to express our appreciation of their 
efforts and satisfaction with their work. 

The District Presidents are as usual 
successful with their work, carrying it on 
intelligently, industriously and conscien- 
tiously, holding the meetings in some 
districts under the most discouraging con- 
ditions, having in many instances to 
contend with long distances and poor 
transportation facilities ; but the meetings 



have been held and an interest in library 
affairs created and stimulated. Nineteen 
district meetings and one meeting of the 
entire Association were held, all of which 
have been very fully reported in 'News 
Notes of California Libraries which, 
through the courtesy of the State Library, 
is mailed to each member of the Associa- 
tion. The Secretary-Treasurer will show 
in her report how the finances of the As- 
sociation stand. I believe they are satis- 
factory. 

Since the last report we have added to 
our membership 40 individuals and 7 
libraries, making a total of 260 indi- 
viduals and 48 libraries. While this shows 
but a small net gain in individual mem- 
bership it is because of the fact that there 
have been many resignations, due to 
change of work and of residence, and two 
deaths during the year. 

The attendance at this meeting is not 
as large as it should be, due largely to 
lack of time on the part of the President 
and Secretary to give attention to the 
question of attendance. There are 114 
public libraries in California and 45 of 
them are represented at this meeting as 
follows : 37 by librarians ; 4 by assist- 
ants ; 4 by trustees, and a large number, 
of course, by librarians, assistants, and 
trustees. Of the institutions other than 
public libraries the following are repre- 
sented here : Academy of Pacific Coast 
History, Booklovers' Library, California 
State Library, Chico Normal School, Le- 
land Stanford Jr. University, Mills Col- 
lege, Pacific Unitarian School for the 
Ministry, Pomona College, St. Matthew's 
School, San Francisco Call Library, San 
Francisco Chapter of the American Insti- 
tute of Banking, San Francisco Mechan- 
ics'-Mercantile Library, San Francisco 
Normal School, San Francisco Reading 
Room and Library for the Blind, San 
Jose Coffee Club, San Jose Normal School, 
University of California, U. C. College of 
Dentistry, Wells-Fargo Library, also Ore- 
gon Library Commission and Portland 
Library Association. 

In closing I desire to thank all those 
who have assisted so loyally in making the 
work of the Association successful, and 
once more to express our appreciation, 
and to commend our efficient and tireless 
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Report of Secretary-Treasurer. 

Of the California Library Association, 
February 15, 1908, to April 13, 1909. 

Receipts. 

Balance, February 15, 1908 $258 95 

58 Library memberships at $5.00. 290 00 
318 Individual memberships.... 318 00 
Advertisements in C L. A. Pic- 
ture List 31 25 

C. L. A. Picture List and List of 

art books sold 22 00 

$920 20 

Payments. 

Expenses, 1908 meeting $67 60 

Expenses, Institute, 1908 meeting 30 40 

Stamps and postals, Secretary. . . 71 35 

Rubber stamp. Secretary 50 

Stationery and printing 58 34 

Printing Handbook (Pub. no. 8) . 95 43 
Printing C. L. A. Picture List 

(Pub. no. 9) 175 10 

Multigraphing List of art books. 12 50 

Express on C. L. A. Picture List. 4 20 

Typewriting and copying 11 00 

District expenses 75 84 

Committee expenses : 

Relations between schools and 

libraries 21 45 

Public library activities 6 31 

Bibliographic work 196 

Trustees* section circulars 4 55 

$636 53 

Balance April 13, 1909 $283 67 

Alice J. Haines, 
Secretary-Treasurer. 

Reports of Committees. 

Auditing. 

San Fkancisco, Cal., April 15. 1909. 
To the Officers and Memiers of the Cali- 
fornia Library Association. 
Dear Sirs : We, your auditing commit- 
tee, examined the books of your Secre- 
tary-Treasurer and found the same to be 
correct : 

Receipts $920 20 

Disbursements 636 53 

leaving a balance of .$283.67, which 
amount corresponds with the bank book. 

We found the books to be kept in a neat 
and orderly manner. 
Yours respectfully, 

AUDITING COMMITTEE, 
J. B. Stovall, Chairman. 
A. B. Smith. ' 



Publications. 

Mary L. Stjtliff, chairman. 

There have been two publications issued 
during the year, "Handbook and proceed- 
ings of the annual meeting 1908." no. S 
in the regular series ; and "C. L. A. pic- 
ture list," no. 9 in the series. 

The work on the latter was done in Los 
Angeles, under the supervision of Miss 
Anna McC. Beckley, chairman of the 
Committee on pictures for libraries. 

The current news of the Association has 
been iirinted in ISleics Notes of California 
Libraries, which is sent to each member 
of the association. 

Nominating. 

The Nominating Committee is com- 
posed of the Past Presidents of the Asso- 
ciation, of whom there were present at 
the meeting of the Committee J. C. Row- 
ell, Charles S. Greene, G. T. Clark and 
F. B. Graves. The following ticket was 
presented on April 16, and was unani- 
mously elected on April 17 : President, 
James L. Gillis, State Library, Sacra- 
mento ; Vice-President, Lauren W. Rip- 
ley, Public Library, Sacramento ; Secre- 
tary-Treasurer, Alice J. Haines, State 
Library, Sacramento. 

Resolutions. 

Mrs Charles F. Schwan, chairman. 

The only member of the Committee 
present at the last session of the meeting 
was Miss Gertrude Doyle, and the Presi- 
dent appointed Melvin G. Dodge chair- 
man and Ernest Bruncken to act with her. 
They submitted the following resolutions, 
all of which were adopted by unanimous 
vote : 

Whereas, The 1909 Annual Meeting of 
the California Library Association has 
been to the members present a source of 
inspiration and edification ; 

Resolved. That we hereby express our 
thorough appreciation of the efforts of our 
President and those who at his request 
have planned and labored to make the 
meeting a success ; especially thanking 
those speakers. Miss Marvin and Miss 
Isom from our sister state of Oregon ; 
Miss Eddy of Elk Grove ; Mr Brewer, as 
representing the California Book-plate So- 
ciety (not forgetting the generous work of 
Mr Sheldon Cheney, who arranged the 
book-plate exhibit, and Professor Burk- 
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Brooks, whose words of saneness and 
soundness have deeply impressed us ; and 

Whereas, The California Librarj^ As- 
sociation has been so hospitably received 
and generously entertained ; 

Resolved, That the Association extends 
heartiest thanks to the trustees and staff 
of the Oakland public library ; to the 
libraries of Berkeley. Alameda, San Lean- 
dro, and the University of California ; to 
the Library Bureau ; to the people of 
Oakland, especially those of the Ebell 
club, and the Home club, and those who 
in "Evening Dress" have pledged us an 
hour's departure from the usual Library 
Association program ; and 

Whereas, We have been deeply touched 
by the words of congratulation and en- 
couragement which have been accorded us 
by Miss Helen E. Haines and other vis- 
itors, and also by other evidences that our 
officers are leading us the right way of 
helpfulness to the uttermost parts of this 
great State of California ; 

Resolved, That we, as librarians and 
members of the California Library Asso- 
ciation, pledge ourselves anew to all that 
may make for the best education of our 
California boys and girls, young or old. 

Relation Between School and Libraries. 

Charles S. Greene, chairman. 
To the California Teachers' Association 
and the California Lihrary Association: 

The only change in the personnel of the 
Committee is the substitution of Miss 
Jane L. Shepax-d, of the A. K. Smiley 
Public Library of Redlands, for Miss 
INIary L. Jones, whose work at Bryn 
Mawr College took her away from Cali- 
fornia. 

The Committee has not been active for 
two reasons. One that it has been wait- 
ing for the completion of the work of the 
committee on List of Books suitable for 
School Libraries, appointed at the same 
time as our Committee. That list is prom- 
ised shortly. When it is complete, it will 
fall into our hands, we take it, to see 
what can be done to make the list at 
least a permissive state list. That is, to 
make it lawful for any teacher to buy for 
her school library books on that list, as 
well as those on the county list of her 
particular county. Possibly some counties 
would adopt the list bodily as the one 
from which selections must be made in 



that county. This can not be even at- 
tempted however, until the list is in such 
shape that copies of it are available for 
distribution to the counties and to those 
interested in the matter. 

The other reason why the Committee 
has been rather inactive is that it is cog- 
nizant of the plan devised by Mr Gillis of 
the State Library and Mr Hyatt to pre- 
sent to the coming Legislature a scheme 
of County Libraries, which would include 
in them as a part of themselves a system 
of traveling libraries in the schools of the 
county. Should that scheme prevail, as 
we hope it will, it will profoundly modify 
the work of this Committee. 

We present these considerations, not by 
way of apology or excuse, but simply as 
reasons why we have deliberately re- 
frained from proceeding on the lines pre- 
viously marked out. We, however, have 
not been quite idle. 

Miss Vandergaw, early in the year, at 
my request, wrote to all the counties in 
California for their lists of library books 
for the schools. Of the 5S counties. 35 
sent printed lists, five wrote that they had 
no county list at the present time, but 
are either making new ones or revising 
old ones, and IS counties did not answer 
at all. 

Miss Huntington has been examining 
these lists with care, and reports on them : 
''These county lists are so differeut, both 
in book selection and in the foi'm in which 
they are gotten out, that it would be an 
almost endless task to compile a list of 
books from them. Of them all, the list 
of books from Alameda County stands 
easily at the head. It was very carefully 
prepared and is both graded and classi- 
fied, gives author, title, date, publisher, 
and price. Most of the books are de- 
scribed in a brief note, so that the teacher 
far from book stores and unable to ex- 
amine the books would still be able to 
order the books that were needed in her 
school and to suit the needs of her chil- 
dren. The Committee would like to sug- 
gest that any county planning to revise its 
list would find much help from the Ala- 
meda Countj' list of books for school 
libraries, 1907." 

A step that remains to be taken in the 
matter of county lists on the present plan 
is for some county board to go further 
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dicate to the teachers what discounts they 
should get from the list prices and where 
the discounts can be had. Oregon does 
this as a state matter through its Library 
Commission, and as a result the Oregon 
district school libraries can make their 
money go from 40 to 50 per cent farther 
than California districts can. Any county 
in California could nearly equal this by 
getting competitive bids on the supply for 
the whole county, from dealers in the 
county, in the larger counties and from a 
state-wide competition where they must 
perforce go outside of the county. It 
should be carefully indicated in the county 
list when the money for school libraries is 
available and teachers instructed to make 
up their lists for the year at that time, 
in order that the dealer need not fear 
having to wait for his pay and make that 
an excuse for a high price. 

The Sub-committee on Country Schools 
reports as follows : "The Model Library 
which was on exhibition at Santa Cruz 
last year has been used during the year at 
the meeting of the California Library As- 
sociation in San .Jose, at the Alameda 
County Teachers' Institute, at the Sonoma 
County Institute and at the Santa Rosa 
Public Library. The model library is 
now in the State Library at Sacramento 
and is available for county institutes at 
any time, the county paying the express 
charges. Address Miss Stella Hunting- 
ton, State Library, Sacramento. It is 
proposed that a graded and annotated list 
of the books in the model library and Mr 
Barker's book list, presented to the Asso- 
ciation last year, be compiled. The Com- 
mittee would like to know if the Associa- 
tion would consider such a list valuable 
and worth the time and trouble necessary 
to prepare it." 

In this request of the Sub-committee, 
the Committee joins heartily. The list 
should be printed, and we would like au- 
thority from the Association to have it 
done. It will serve as a model in form, 
if not in content, that will greatly im- 
prove the county lists. 

A second request that the Committee 
makes of the Association is that they will 
acquaint themselves with the proposed 
county library law, and if they deem it 
good, support it collectively by resolu- 
tion and individually with legislators. 

The third question is the continuance 
of the Committee. We believe it should 



be done, with such change in its personnel 
as the incoming administrations of the 
California Teachei's' Association and the 
California Library Association shall de- 
sire. 

Note : This report was first made to 
the California Teachers' Association in De- 
cember, 1908. 

List of Books for Children. 

A. C. Babkee, chairman. 

Mr Barker reported verbally that prog- 
ress had been made on the preparation of 
the List of books for children and renewed 
his recommendation that the list be 
printed by the California Teachers' Asso- 
ciation to serve as a basis for a purchas- 
ing list for school libraries. 

Co-operation Among Libraries. 

John E. Goodwin, chairman. 

The Committee on Cooperation among 
Libraries is divided into four sections, 
each with its own chairman. The sub- 
committees reported as follows : 

Periodical Purchase and Exchange. 

Mrs Henrietta M. Faulder, chairman. 

The Committee finds that while libra- 
rians are not only willing, but anxious, 
to part with duplicate periodicals, of 
which there seems to be a never-failing 
supply, the work of listing their "avail- 
able-for-exchange" duplicates would neces- 
sitate the expenditure of considerable time 
and labor, with the possibility of such list 
being out of date almost as soon as com- 
pleted. A list of the library's "wants," 
however, could be easily made. The nearer 
home librarians can have those wants sup- 
plied, the lower will be the cost of trans- 
portation, and the more economically can 
files be completed. 

With these facts in mind, the committee 
offers the following suggestions, believing 
that one or other might be worked out 
into a practical plan : 1. Let an exchange 
be established in each of the nine Asso- 
ciation districts in this manner : As soon 
as librarians are ■ notified of a district 
meeting, let them send to tlie secretary of 
the district a list of the duplicate maga- 
zines in which they are particularly strong, 
e.g. "Pomona. Century, Harper's, Mc- 
Clure." This would indicate that Pomona 
could supply a large proportion of the re- 
quests for the periodicals named. Let 
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at the meeting- be posted in a prominent 
place, that attending librarians, who must 
have with them their own list of "wants," 
could note at what libraries they would be 
likely to find their wants supplied. They 
could then apply directly to those libra- 
ries. This plan would entail but little la- 
bor on the secretary, and the chances are 
that many of the desired periodicals could 
be located near home. For those not so 
easily found, application must be made to 
the State Library. In this way the cen- 
tral exchange will learn what each district 
needs, and could publish such list in News 
Notes of California Libraries. 

2. Let each library list its wants. Most 
librarians have this already done for their 
own use. It would entail simply the 
copying. Let them also mention their du- 
plicate strength, e.g. "Pomona. Century, 
Harper, McClure." Let the lists be sent 
to the State Library exchange. If the 
central bureau then chose to compare 
wants and strength, the corresponding 
cards might be sent to the libraries con- 
cerned, as has been done in the past. Or 
the list of wants might be published in 
News Notes, and separately, the lists of 
long runs. Each person interested could 
do his own collating. 

When it is finally learned what are the 
"wants"' of the California libraries gen- 
erally, that can not not be supplied in 
California, the central exchange could pur- 
chase such periodicals from eastern deal- 
ers, and at least get them into the state 
at a minimum cost. 

In conclusion, the Committee recom- 
mends that as a rule, no charge be made 
for magazines supplied to fill the wants of 
other libraries in our own state. 

Book Selection and Buying and Inter- 
Library Loans. 

Lal'ke.x W. Ripley, chairman. 

No work has been undertaken this year, 
as our recommendations of last year 
seemed to cover the field as far as rec- 
ommendations can, and the resources of 
the Association this year did not warrant 
any expenditure toward developing any of 
the work suggested. We therefore can 
only repeat such suggestions for coopera- 
tive work as were made last year, and, in 
addition, to call the attention of librarians 
to the efforts being made by the A. L. A. 
committee on book-binding to secure from 



publishers improved strength in bindings. 
The efforts of that committee toward this 
desired end will be assisted if libraries 
show their appreciation by buying re- 
inforced bindings when they are offered 
by the publishers. The firm of H. R. 
Huntting Company, Springfield, Mass., is 
offering a well selected line of standard 
books in an almost indestructible binding 
of good appearance at reasonable prices, 
and shows a willingness to add to the line 
in keeping with the demand. Samples of 
this work are included in the exhibit on 
binding. The firm of H. W. Wilson Com- 
pany, Minneapolis, is prepared to accept 
orders for a select catalog of fiction to be 
printed in such quantities and with such 
number of titles as libraries may desire, 
at low prices. This is a venture in co- 
operation deserving attention. 

Binding and Other Workroom Problems. 

KiEKE H. Field, chairman. 

In our last report attention was called 
to the necessity of having a commodious 
and well-appointed workroom. JMany li- 
brary buildings have been erected in Cali- 
fornia during the past few years, where 
the building fund has been provided by 
gift, conditioned upon the purchase of the 
building site by the citizens of the town 
where it is located. Frequently small par- 
cels of land, often corner lots, have been 
secured. As a consequence no provision 
has been made for laud sufficient to per- 
mit an enlargement of the building. It is 
evident that California will have a large 
population. Public libraries are becoming 
a part of our system of education, and 
must constantly increase in popularity, 
usefulness and size. 

Workrooms will need to be enlarged. 
The necessity of having an ample site for 
the library building is obvious, and should 
be given careful consideration by all 
library trustees, and, particularly, by com- 
mittees intrusted with plans for new 
buildings. 

It would be an aid to the solution of 
workroom problems in the smaller libraries 
if groups of libraries located in the same 
section would organize joint committees. 
These committees could be composed of the 
librarian and one trustee of each library. 
It is suggested that these joint committees 
come together for an hour at each quar- 
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the California Librai-y Association. Dur- 
ing the first half of this hour the whole 
committee could convene for a systematic 
exchange of ideas and methods. The re- 
maining half hour to be occupied by the 
librarians alone for an informal talk upon 
their work, similar to the "round tables" 
held by the librarians in New York State. 
Such subjects as book bindings, the pur- 
chase of books, maps, furniture, and 
material generally could be taken up. 
Samples of supplies and of binding might 
be shown. 

This might also lead to the appointment 
of a purchasing agent to buy for the joint 
account of one or several groups of 
libraries. Possibly a buying agent in New 
York or Chicago might be selected. If 
there were a binder employed by the group, 
he could be under the supervision of the 
joint committee. Under the present plan, 
small libraries are paying too much for 
books and supplies, and money could be 
saved by cooperation. 

In the matter of binding the small 
libraries everywhere are at a great disad- 
vantage, and the problems appear to be 
difficult for all libraries in the West. 
Prices are <3ften exoibitant and the work 
not durable. 

We heartily endorse, after having satis- 
fied ourselves by experience, the sugges- 
tion of the A. L. A. Committee on book 
binding that the small libraries, as well 
as the large ones, take advantage of the 
reinforced bindings that publishers are 
now offering. The cooperation of libraries 
is necessary to make it advantageous to 
the publishers to carry out the ideas of 
the committee. The weight of testimony 
is entirely in favor of these special bind- 
ings, and we recommend a very general 
trial of them. The slight additional cost 
is small compared with the money and 
time expended in rebiuding a cheaper book. 
And in most cases a book specially bound 
from the publisher's sheets will last as 
long as it is sanitary to keep the book in 
circulation. Small libraries ai-e treated 
in a shabby manner by binders, who delay 
their work unreasonably, attending to it 
only when not otherwise employed. Joint 
committees should protest against such 
neglect, and by combination prevent it. 
The librarian, or one of the staff, should 
know as' much as possible about the me- 
chanical details of bookmaking. If pos- 



sible, specifications should be made for 
binding each lot and class of books, and 
the binder should realize that his work is 
scrutinized and thoroughly understood. It 
would undoubtedly be profitable for even 
a small library to expend at least .$2;") in 
having some member of its staff taught 
repairing and the first lessons in plain 
binding. The committee again urges that 
a group of smaller libraries will find it 
to their advantage to employ a binder, 
located at a central point. It is also be- 
lieved that a distinct saving could be 
made by installing in each library a lim- 
ited amount of machinery such as is found 
in a bindery, to be used in repairing books. 
In this way professional methods may be 
substituted for the usual makeshift and 
temporary methods. In the dry climate 
of portions of California leather bindings 
soon crack. If not handled much, such 
binding should once or twice a year be 
oiled. Use castor oil and paraffin wax on 
a flannel cloth, and especially rub the 
backs and joints. It should be borne in 
mind that the League of Library Commis- 
sions is preparing a pamphlet on mending 
and binding, which will undoubtedly be 
exceedingly helpful to all library workers. 
A valuable assistance in cataloging has 
been offered recently by a well-known 
firm, the H. W. Wilson Co.. which has 
taken definite steps toward making coop- 
erative cataloging an accomplished fact. 
A catalog of juvenile books and one of a 
selected list of fiction are now offered. 
Small libraries may check their fiction 
and juvenile titles, and have their cata- 
logs, any number desired, made up from 
linotype slugs kept at headquarters. A 
central catalog in type is maintained. The 
cost is moderate and catalogs may be 
made up at any time. This method 
should be encouraged, that the firm may 
be induced to add other lists to this cen- 
tral catalog. The usefulness of this cata- 
log is augmented by brief annotations for 
books of special value and interest. 

Bibliographic Work. 

EuDOEA Gaeoutte, chairman. 

The work of indexing California maga- 
zines is almost completed and we hope to 
have the publication in the hands of the 
members of the California Library Asso- 
ciation some time during the coming sum- 
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The following public librai-ies have com- 
pleted the volumes assigned to them and 
have returned the cards filled out in a 
most satisfactory manner : Alameda, Co- 
vina, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange, Pasa- 
dena, Pomona, Redlands, San Diego, San 
Francisco, San Jose, Stockton, Whittier ; 
also the following libraries : Leland Stan- 
ford Junior University, Los Angeles Nor- 
mal School, Mills College, San Francisco 
Normal School, San Jose Normal School. 

The remaining libraries report as fol- 
lows : La Jolla Public, one volume com- 
pleted ; Palo Alto Public, work progress- 
ing ; Sacramento Public, "Argonaut'' in- 
dexed from 1901 to date ; University of 
California, nine volumes completed and 
work on the remaining five volumes almost 
finished. 

The California State Library will un- 
dertake the editing of the publication, and 
will also index such numbers as were miss- 
ing from the files of the libraries doing 
the work. The publication when com- 
pleted will be an author and subject in- 
dex to California magazines, and will in- 
clude a list of pseudonyms of California 
authors. 

Pictures for Libraries. 

Anna McC. Beckley, chairman. 

During the year the Association struck 
off 100 copies of the "List of books valu- 
able in the study of art," to be sold at ten 
cents each. 36 of these lists are still on 
hand. The annotated list of 500 pictures 
was printed as Publication No. 9, "C. L. A. 
Picture list." The work on this publica- 
tion was done under the supervision of the 
Chairman, and much of the work of revis- 
ing the material for the press was done by 
Miss Mary M. Bevans, a member of the 
Committee. 1000 copies were printed and 
a copy was sent free to each member of 
the Association. 600 copies were placed 
in the care of the Chairman in the Los 
Angeles Public Library for sale at 25 
cents each, with a discount of 10 per cent 
on orders of ten or more copies. To mem- 
bers of the Association the price for addi- 
tional copies is 15 cents each. The Li- 
hran/ Journal. Puhlic Libraries and the 
A. L. A. Booldist gave satisfactorj' no- 
tices of the Picture List. The sale has 
been slow but fairly satisfactory. 

The system of classification for the pic- 
ture collection of the Los Angeles Public 




Twice the actual size. 



Library, noted in the introduction to the 
C. L. A. Picture List, has been prepared, 
and the Chairman would be glad to 
receive criticisms and suggestions of 
changes. The Secretary-Treasurer has on 
file a copy of the classification, which will 
be loaned on request. 

C. L. A. Pin. 

Anna K. Fosler, chairman. 

The California poppy design given here- 
with, which was selected by the Commit- 
tee and worked out by Shreve and Com- 
pany, proved to be very popular. The 
first installment of 
50 pins was sold at 
the meeting. It 
was decided by vote 
at the last session 
of the meeting that 
pins should be sold 
only upon an order 
from the Secretary- 
Treasurer. Mem- 
bers may secure 
pins by first re- 
questing an order 
from the Secretary-Treasurer and then 
sending the order, together with $2. .50, to 
Shi-eve and Company, San Francisco, 
stating which style of pin is desired, stick 
pin or clasp pin. The firm writes that 
"all of our pins are equipped with a 
safety catch." 

Statistics of Library Associations. 

SrsAN T. Smith. 

Not satisfied with the library progress 
already effected by the California Library 
xA.ssociation, Mr Gillis appointed a Com- 
mittee to investigate the work of other 
state associations and report the results 
as compared with California. 

In order to secure the necessary data a 
circular of questions relating to every pos- 
sible phase of library association work 
was sent to all of the state associations in 
the United States and to those of the prov- 
inces of Canada. Replies were received 
from 21 states and the province of On- 
tario. In our consideration of these sta- 
tistics allowance must be made for the fact 
that they are for the year 1907. 

The results of the investigation are in- 
teresting but somewhat contrai-y to an- 
ticipation. Instead of gathering from 
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ing the usefulness of the California Li- 
brary Association, it was discovered that 
California is in a promoter class, almost 
entirely by itself. With few exceptions 
other state associations seem to exert lit- 
tle influence in the community, the mem- 
bership is small and the meetings' poorly 
attended. Florida, Oregon and Pennsyl- 
vania reported that no statistics were 
available, as scarcely any interest was 
taken in the association. 

Statistics regarding membership in the 
different associations are as follows : 11 
report librarians as members of the asso- 
ciation ; 10 report assistants as members ; 
12 report trustees as members ; 4 report 
libraries as members. 

Public Individual 
libraries. members. 

Connecticut 157 167 

Illinois 146 113 

Iowa . . . ; 58 127 

Maine 108 59 

Massachusetts 335 450 

New York 678 330 

The associations are about equally di- 
vided as to dues, the amount being either 
.$1.00 or 50 cents. Of the four associa- 
tions having library memberships, three 
have $1.00 dues, Ontario's are $2.00. The 
latter was the only one to report the num- 
ber of memberships, which is 50. 

Three state associations are divided 
into districts as follows : Ontario has 
eight districts, each holding four meetings 
a year, no report as to ofScers or fees ; 
Iowa is divided into six districts, each 
holding three meetings a year, no fees are 
charged, but each district has a chair- 
man who cooperates with the officers of 
the association ; New York has 29 dis- 
tricts for institutes or round tables in 
charge of a local librarian, who has all 
the trouble, worry and responsibility of 
working up the meetings but leaves the 
glory to a leader appointed by the asso- 
ciation. 467 were in attendance at these 
meetings in 1907. 

Four associations report affiliation with 
other library clubs. Illinois is affiliated 
with the Chicago Library Club. The 
Maine Library Club holds one of its two 
meetings at the same time as the associa- 
tion, though there is no supervision by 
the association. The dues of this club are 
only 25 cents a year, but there seems to 
be difficulty in collecting, as the Secretary 



emphasizes the number of paid up mem- 
bers. New York has tried to affiliate with 
the numerous local clubs, but without 
success. The Tennessee public school as- 
sociation, literary clubs and women's clubs 
cooperate with the association at the 
annual meeting. 

Eight associations issue publications, 
e.g., handbooks, bulletins, circulars, his- 
tories of the association, etc., all of which 
are paid for out of the association funds. 
Massachusetts, in addition to a handbook, 
issues catalog cards to Massachusetts 
public documents, and lists of photo- 
graphs and photograph dealers. Ontario 
has issued "Lists of best books," "Lists 
for juveniles," "Proceedings" and a quar- 
terly bulletin which the government pays 
for. This seems to be the only associa- 
tion which receives any help or encour- 
agement from the government. 

All but three of the associations meet 
annually, the length of the session varj^- 
ing from one to thi-ee,^ days. New York 
meets for a week every fall, the librarians 
planning their vacations for that time. 
South Dakota held three meetings in 
1907. 

Attendance statistics are not accurate, 
as in most instances a number present 
were not members and not all the mem- 
bers signed the register from which the 
reports were made. They are as follows : 
Connecticut, 255 ; Illinois, SO ; Iowa, 150 ; 
Maine, 200 (56 only, members) ; New 
York, 157 ; Ontario, 75. 

Good traveling facilities and a railroad 
rate are reported by eight associations. 
No rate, but fair traveling facilities by 
four. With the exception of North Da- 
kota, Oregon, and Texas, the distances 
are not conspicuously great as compared 
with California. Connecticut's complaint 
that when meetings are held in one cor- 
ner of the state, it is impossible to go 
back and forth to the other corner the 
same day hardly counts with us, when 
some of our members travel 600 miles to 
attend the meetings. 

In four states the expenses of the li- 
brarian are not paid ; in 11 some are 
paid ; in one all are paid. 

Library instruction is given in eight 
states, either at the annual meetings or by 
means of round tables as in New York. 
Iowa has a summer school under the 
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As to the cooperation of the associa- 
tions and the libraries, Ontario and Illi- 
nois prepare lists, manage institutes and 
direct legislation. Few are engaged in 
any activities aside from the regular asso- 
ciation work. Connecticut is preparing a 
Bibliography of material about Connecti- 
cut. Illinois is investigating library 
methods in Normal schools and state insti- 
tutions. Ontario is constantly urging and 
suggesting advancement, and supports the 
Inspector of public libraries in his work. 

California certainly does not lose any- 
thing by a comparison with these statis- 
tics. There are 114 public libraries in the 
state. The individual membership of the 
association is 260, the library member- 
ship 48, and the dues $1.00 and .$.5.00, 
respectively. 

The library field is divided into nine 
districts, each holding two live, enthusi- 
astic, well attended meetings a year under 
the supervision of the Association, but 
independent as to President, Secretary, 
arrangement of programs, etc. The at- 
tendance at the last annual meeting was 
approximately 127. Traveling facilities 
are good and a special one and one-third 
rate is secured. In most cases the ex- 
penses of the delegates are paid by their 
libraries. 

The Association does away with formal 
discussions of time-honored subjects by 
acting suggestions, instead of talking 
them all day long. For example : "Rela- 
tion between schools and libraries" is 
placed on a working basis, by means of 
exhibits of a model school library at 
teachers' institutes : "Pictures for libra- 
ries," are named in the C. L. A. Pic- 
ture list ; "Cooperation among libraries" 
is already secured by means of inter- 
library loans. The California Library 
Association is affiliated with the Califor- 
nia Teachers' Association, and is rep- 
resented at the annual meeting of that 
body. 

Last year the Association, with a very 
small fund in the treasury, published the 
"Handbook and proceedings of the an- 
nual meeting" and the "C. L. A. Picture 
list," prepared by Miss Beckley. The 
activities in which the Association is en- 
gaged have already been mentioned. The 
President has appointed committees which 
are engaged in promoting growth by 



methods that have been tried and found 
practical. 

But lest you are content to sit back 
in smug complacency, confident that 
the California Library Association has 
reached the zenith of library progress, 
let me point out the remarkable work of 
those states, notably Ohio, Oregon and 
Wisconsin who have offered no statistics 
because a Library Commission has done 
the promoting accomplished in other 
states by the associations. Compared 
with them we are pioneers. In order to 
reach their level we must, in some way, 
increase our income and the interest in 
the Association. Since the present policy 
of conducting the work of the iVssociation 
has been responsible for its rapid growth, 
it is recommended that that policy be en- 
dorsed by being continued. In order to 
increase interest and income and continue 
the policy on a larger scale the member- 
ship list will have to be enlarged. With 
this in view, it is suggested that an 
amendment be made to the constitution, 
allowing a graded system of dues for 
libraries and librarians, and an asso- 
ciate membership for unsalaried library 
workers. 

To explain more fully : many librarians' 
receive small salaries and to them a fee 
of $1.00 is a great deal. Why not make 
the dues .50 cents for all librarians hav- 
ing a salary of $.50.00 and under, $1.00 
for all of $100.00 and under, $1.50 for 
$150.00 and under, and so on. Applying 
the same to the libraries as regards in- 
come, $5.00 for libraries with an income 
of $5,000 and under, $10.00 for $10,000, 
etc. 

There are many library workers who 
are giving their services to the cause, as 
Secretaries of traveling libraries, those in 
charge of deposit stations of the county 
libraries, teachers managing school li- 
braries, etc. It is recommended that all 
of the unsalaried library workers be con- 
sidered associate members, receive notices 
of meetings and some of the association 
privileges. For all others interested but 
not actively engaged in library work, the 
fee might be the lowest decided on foi' 
salaried workers. It seems as if this 
method would bring in many more mem- 
bers, thereby materially increasing the 
income and making more extensive ac- > 
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Public Library Activities. 

Antoinette M. Humpheeys, chairman. 

The work of the Committee, as set 
forth by President Gillis, was to discover 
what our public libraries are doing and 
what they ought to be doing. 

In general you know what they are do- 
ing, that they are trying by every method, 
of which their librarians can think to 
reach the public, but the question is, are 
they doing it? And when we consider 
that they reach only about one fourth of 
the population of their towns we are forced 
to shake our heads. There are some peo- 
ple who are born with the library habit, 
but the majority of men lack the library 
bump just as they lack the bumps of or- 
der or system or punctuality. 

We all deplore the fact that more 
women than men frequent the library, 
and it seems evident that a librarian now 
must become a real fisher of men, that they 
especially must have the library habit de- 
veloped. 

However, in this report we are to con- 
sider the public regardless of sex and 
find out how the library can better serve 
its town. A great deal has been written 
and said about cooperation between the 
library and the schools, the library and 
the public, etc., but I want to emphasize 
the relation and cooperation between the 
librarian and the public, and by librarian 
I mean assistants as well. 

We may have a fine building, with thou- 
sands of valuable books and the most per- 
fect system of classification and delivery 
that Mr Dewey or Mr Dana could devise, 
yet fail to make it stand for anything 
else than a book mausoleum. Why? Be- 
cause it lacks the vital spark called per- 
sonality. Every time you give out a book, 
give something of yourself. If j'ou seem 
interested in Mrs Jones you may find out 
that her oldest son is a born electrician 
and yet has never seen the electrical books 

in the library. When Mr comes 

in, you needn't seem officious, but by call- 
ing his attention to a certain book you 
may open the way to his recommending it 
to every friend he has. 

Sometimes it seems as if librarians 
were so bent upon keeping the building 
quiet that they are afraid to break the 
solemn silence with a smile, but you will 
find that that library is most popular in 
which there is reasonable freedom and an 



air of cordiality. Hotels have found a 
host or hostess a valuable help and so 
might a library. In fact, I know of one 
librarian whose board members felt so 
strongly on this point that they desired 
her to meet the people, and stipulated that 
she make the library an attractive and 
hospitable place. 

In a large library the heads of depart- 
ments should take the place of the libra- 
rian in this matter. Suppose you don't 
get time to do all you had planned for the 
daj^, you have been of help to several peo- 
ple who in turn will tell some other 
people what a delightful place the library 
is and how at home they feel in it. Isn't 
that good advertising? Don't tell me that 
posters will take the place of a smile and 
that lists in the newspaper will carry as 
much weight as the personal recommen- 
dation of one who is credited with having 
"read all the books in the library." 

Another thing, have .you ever heard any 
one say, "Oh, I hate to stay any length 
of time in a library, it's so stuffy,, they 
never air it out?" Well, I have, and the 
morning after there has been a nice little 
heart-to-heart talk with the janitor. Now 
that is merely an incident, but it leads 
up to this point, we as a Committee can 
tell you what we find libraries of other 
states doing and we can air our own 
opinions, but you must study your own 
conditions, investigate the actual needs of 
the people in your town, and wake up to 
your own importance as a factor for good. 

The work of the Committee was ap- 
portioned to the other members as follows : 
Children's work and schools, Mrs Alice G. 
Whitbeck ; Special collections and ex- 
hibits. Miss Victoria Ellis ; Lecture 
courses and cooperation with town enter- 
prises. Miss .Jean D. Baird ; Reference, 
Miss Sarah M. .Jacobus. 

From their excellent reports I can give 
only a summary, but they will be kept 
on file hy the Secretary-Treasurer and 
may be borrowed on application. 

Mrs Whitbeck says : "Some time last 
year an article was printed in the 
Library journal called 'Growing tendency 
to over-emphasize the children's side,' by 
Caroline Matthews of Boston, in which 
she records her impressions, points of 
view and conclusions as an outsider. 
While many of her observations may be 
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while she maj' have found much to criti- 
cise in Massachusetts, Connecticut and 
New Hampshire, the states which she 
mentions particularly as studying, still 
the broad and sweeping statement — 'I 
gi-ew to have a horror of children's rooms 
— as distinct from children's depart- 
ments. Intellectually, physically and 
morally I believe them harmful. Neither 
can I see their necessity,' is a sad com- 
mentary on the hard work of many ear- 
nest librarians." 

^Irs Whitbeck wrote to 16 library com- 
missioners for names of libraries doing 
good work with children. After reading 
the replies 43 libraries were selected and 
a printed form sent to each. Responses 
were received from 3G. 

"Of the libraries answering, all but two 
had separate rooms with one or more at- 
tendants. The greatest possible difference 
in numbers of hours open was shown. Ten 
libraries opened from nine o'clock to five, 
six, seven, eight, and nine in the evening. 
It is hard to see why a children's room 
should be open earlier than one in the aft- 
ernoon unless so planned that it is impos- 
sible to shut it off from the main room. 
A number opened at eleven in the morn- 
ing, or one and two in the afternoon. Still 
others opened in three shifts, morning, 
afternoon and evening. Holidays, vaca- 
tions and Sundays came in for still dif- 
ferent hours, all of which seems unneces- 
sarily complicated. The greatest uni- 
formity was shown in the age limit. 23 
libraries had no age limit whatever; two, 
ability to write name ; two, in third grade 
and over : one, ability to read pledge ; and 
one, 12 years. The question of periodicals 
brought the most interesting comparison 
and the full list is worth repeating. Only 
20 liliraries reported fully. St. Nicholas 
was found on all lists ; Youth's com- 
panion on 28; American hoy on 12; Lit- 
tle folks on 15 ; CasseU's little folks on 
four; Popular mechanics on eight; Bird- 
lore on five ; Our clumh animals on four ; 
World's chronicle on six ; Electrician and 
mechanic on four; Children's magazine 
on four ; Collier s on two ; Outing on two ; 
Technical world on two; Outlook, Les- 
lie's. Amateur work. Pathfinder. Well- 
spring. Bog's workshop. Philatelic tcest. 
Christian endeavor world, Foricard, 
Recreation, Masters in art, Every other 
Sunday, Success, and Union signal on 



one. Twenty-seven libraries allowed two 
books to be drawn at once, one fiction and 
one non-fiction ; two allowed one fiction 
and any number of non-fiction ; and one 
regulated the non-fiction by distance from 
the library. The variations to this two- 
book rule were one book from the sixth 
grade and below and two for the seventh 
and above ; one for children under 12 and 
two for those over ; and one for children 
in grammar grades and two for those in 
high school. In the matter of selection of 
books 21 libraries reported that they must 
depend chiefly on reliable lists, preferably 
A. L. A. Booklist and Carnegie Library of 
Pittsburg monthly bulletin. Five libraries 
are able to see the books first and two 
report that all books are read first. 
Only nine libraries ever had an exhibit of 
any kind and but two had museum cabi- 
nets in the room. The question of bulletin 
work brought out some interesting an- 
swers. Twenty disposed of the question 
with 'Not worth while' ; 'No time' ; 'Not 
valuable enough.' A few thought that 
they were useful for holidays, anniver- 
saries, etc. While a few answered very 
decidedly that they made the room more 
attractive, were helpful to the children, 
and had proven their worth. Only eight 
libraries reported that they did not have 
a story hour and did not consider it ad- 
visable. Two had given it no trial. Eight- 
een had conducted story hours and thought 
it well worth while. The most ambitious 
library in this line being in Nebraska 
where they had two a day on Saturdays 
for two different sets of children, repeat- 
ing the same stories in the afternoon hour. 
There are many arguments on both sides 
of the question ; however, it does not seem 
quite just that it should be discussed by 
those who have not given it a fair trial 
and who have not been witness to the 
keen pleasure expressed in 70 to 100 little 
faces Saturday after Saturday." 

Looking forward to having a story hour 
period introduced into the schools, Mrs 
Whitbeck has recently, by request of the 
Superintendent of schools, given two lec- 
tures and sample stories with a suggestion 
as to the grading of the stories to be told 
in each school. 

"As a result of the lectures five teachers 
who are located in two of the schools the 
farthest away from the library volun- 
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to children of their schools, one teacher 
carrying a series through the four Satur- 
days in the month. None of the children 
attending this story hour are able to get to 
the library on account of the distance. 
Twenty-three libraries answered emphat- 
ically that discipline is not a factor in 
their work at all, but the concensus of 
opinion seems to be 'Allow children as 
much freedom as possible consistent with 
the rights of others, and don't nag.' An 
item of interest connected with the larger 
boys and girls, is the custom that prevails 
in some places of setting aside a number 
of books for boys and girls over fourteen. 
In Portland they have now a collection 
of a thousand so set aside in charge of a 
young assistant who can help and recom- 
mend to the young people. It includes 
standard novels and the experiment has 
been reported as worth while. The li- 
brary in Davenport, Iowa, made a start 
with cutting out pictures from old maga- 
zines until a collection of about a thou- 
sand were accumulated. These were 
mounted and form the nucleus of a grow- 
ing collection to send to schools." 

Mrs Whitbeck closes by giving a list 
of bibliographic aids for the children's 
librarian. 

A synopsis of Miss Ellis's report shows 
"that the Plainfield (N. J.) Public Li- 
brary makes a specialty of lists for spe- 
cial classes of workers ; such as 'Best 
books for steam engineers,' 'A dozen good 
books for teachers,' etc. They make sure 
of these lists reaching the persons for 
whom they were intended by sending 
copies directly to the factories and schools. 
Another set of lists would include 'Good 
stories for summer reading'; 'Some good 
essays' ; 'Fairy tales for children', etc. 
More or less extensive lists on these and 
similar heads could be compiled by even 
a small library. Perhaps the most help- 
ful lists are those which reach the hands 
of the working classes and relate to topics 
of vital interest to them, e.g. Books on 
carpentry ; Home decoration ; and lists on 
various trades, which may be published in 
the local paper. In making book collec- 
tions and arranging exhibits it is well to 
consider local conditions. . For instance, 
in a coast town a shell collection, an 
aquarium, or a collection of books rela- 
ting to marine topics would be of great 
interest and value, whereas in an agri- 



cultural district they would prove practi- 
cally worthless. Among the libraries 
which have done the best work along the 
lines of book collections and exhibits we 
find Newark, N. J., under the direction 
of John Cotton Dana. During the year 
1907 this library gave exhibits of Ameri- 
can history materials, jewelry, painting, 
cartoons, forestry, drawing school work, 
T. W. C. A., art, manual training, New- 
ark history and printing. They have also 
had some splendid exhibits of Japanese 
prints and fine book bindings. Exhibits 
of this nature are frequently loaned to 
other libraries and are thus brought 
within reach of a large number of people. 
In 190.5 the Newark library opened a 
science museum devoted to minerals, 
plants and similar objects ; this has been 
maintained as a permanent department. 

"During the same year Wadsworth 
Athenaeum, Hartford, Conn., gave an 
illustrated lecture on bookbinding, illus- 
trated by the finest specimens of bindings 
in the Watkinson collection. This ex- 
hibit also contained facsimiles of famous 
bindings and designs covering the past 
three centuries. Pratt Institute has an 
annual exhibit of Christmas books. These 
are shown in two sections, adult and ju- 
venile. They have of late years made ar- 
rangements with three local dealers to 
have in stock the books shown in the 
exhibit, to insure to the public an oppor- 
tunity of purchasing such books as they 
selected from the collection. A very in- 
teresting exhibit was that prepared by 
the New York Public Library to com- 
memorate the centenary of the birth of 
Nathaniel Hawthorne, and opened in the 
Lenox building. This was a free exhi- 
bition of his works in their original 
editions, manuscript writings by him, por- 
traits, views of his haunts and homes 
and books about him. The collection, con- 
tained an absolutely complete series of 
Hawthorne first editions. Plainfield (N. 
J.) Public Library has given rather a 
unique exhibit devoted to books of inter- 
est to women, cookery, domestic science, 
household matters, etc. The books were 
displayed on four tables devoted respec- 
tively to cookery, food values ; domestic 
science and servants ; home nursing, do- 
mestic and school hygiene, physical cul- 
ture ; kindergarten methods and games. 
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tides were displayed on the walls, and 
each table was in charge of women es- 
pecially interested in the subject. Rock- 
ford (111.) Public Library recently had 
an interesting exhibit of Japanese prints. 
A collection of Indian or Aztec curios 
would be very interesting to the residents 
of the Southwest and Pacific coast. We 
find in one of the branch libraries of New 
York that collections of books on various 
topics have been arranged after this man- 
ner : Each subject is given a separate 
nook or alcove and made conspicuous in 
ksome pronounced manner. Near the books 
[on fish and fishing is placed a large 
iquarium of running water ; a case of 
lounted birds is placed near the shelves 
Containing books on birds ; a small tele- 
scope, a tellurian, a planetary, and an 
oil painting of an eclipse are shown near 
the astronomy shelves. Over the collec- 
{tion of books on Japan, Russia, Corea 
md China are arranged national flags. 

"The Los Angeles Public Library under 
the direction of Charles F. Lummis is en- 
gaged in preparing a most interesting and 
profitable autograph collection. The Long 
Beach (Cal. ) Public Library has a very 
well chosen shell collection composed 
chiefly of shells found along the coast of 
Southern California. A few years ago 
this ' library opened an art exhibit, the 
pictures shown being loaned from art 
dealers' collections. An interesting and 
profitable feature of the Oakland library 
is the annual wild flower day which is 
celebrated in April." 

Miss Baird reports on Lectures and 
Cooperation that in California "Alameda 
has the honor of opening the first room in 
connection with the library, where a man 
can go to spend an evening, smoke his 
pipe, play a game of chess and checkers 
with a friend or read the news of the 
day. This idea seems a departure from 
the usual one of a reading room where a 
man can read but cannot enjoy the free- 
dom which he would find in the room 
described above. A library, in a town in 
which there is no hall where a club or 
society can hold a meeting, can if it has 
an extra room or two, make itself valu- 
able to the community by allowing such 
meetings to take place at the library. 
This is the case in one of our California 
towns, and the librarian reports that one 
night there were five meetings in full 

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swing at the library. The only thing 
necessary is the consent of the trustees, 
and these trustees are so interested that 
they buy books which will be helpful to 
these organizations. In this way the 
library becomes the social center of the 
small town and its citizens take a per- 
sonal pride in it. Many of the Eastern 
libraries are adopting the free lecture 
plan. Probably the Grand Rapids Public 
Library is doing